Helen Brown’s Cystic Fibrosis Yard Sale happens Friday, Saturday

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, October 3, 2019

Staff report

SALISBURY — Led by Helen Brown, the giant semi-annual Cystic Fibrosis Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church’s Family Ministry Center (the old YMCA), 223 N. Fulton St.

Patrons should enter the West Council Street side and follow signs to the lower gymnasium.

The gym floor at the Family Ministry Center will be filled with appliances; furniture; electronics; power tools; kerosene heaters; dishes; flatware; Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations; linens; area rugs; dolls; teaching aids; office supplies; equipment for the disabled; books; jewelry; luggage; frames; arts and crafts; games and toys; mirrors; and more.

Brown puts on a high-quality yard sale. Everything is cleaned, washed, repaired if needed, painted, fluffed and priced. And all items have been donated.

Since she started her yard sales in 2001, Brown and her loyal army of 20 to 25 volunteers have raised roughly $250,000 for cystic fibrosis research, which is personal for Brown.

Her now-grown grandchildren, Anna and Michael, have coped with CF, a hereditary disorder, their whole lives and have benefited from some of the advances made through research.

The Family Ministry Center is air-conditioned and has generous parking.

A Bob Timberlake print will be given away. The drawing will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, and ticket holders do not have to be present to win.

Brown also has a CF yard sale in the spring.