SOUTH FORK — Residents and guests came out in droves on Saturday to do one thing and one thing only — find treasures at the annual South Fork Friends Foundation’s yard sale. This year the event took a turn for the better and had 27 locations for yard sales throughout the South Fork area. Several of the locations were multi-family yard sales and everyone who came out to seek those elusive treasures had a difficult time going home empty-handed.
From the South Fork Friends Foundation, “Thank you to everyone who came out to South Fork on Saturday to enjoy a day of yard sales! Another successful event under the South Fork Friends Foundation's belt. We look forward to next year's event!”
The South Fork Friends Foundation is a small volunteer group that began with a huge vision for South Fork and its surrounding community and started with a small event. The event was the South Fork Yule Tide which though started small quickly grew into the hopes and dreams of those involved. Next was the yard sale and other generous donations that brought time and money with one thing in mind: to better South Fork.
“Recently, we turned official and became an unincorporated, nonprofit association. Our vision is singularly focused: to build a large coalition of Friends who commit to donating $100 per quarter annually (the approximate cost of a nice dinner for two) to fund projects and events that benefit South Fork because South Fork is our cause. And we are actively pursuing new members.”
The South Fork Friends Foundation has other projects on its list for the coming year and has set up an opportunity for the community to contact them and tell them what they would like to see. In the past year, the South Fork Friends Foundation has completed the following projects: Donated money to the Town of South Fork to help purchase a skate shack for the ice-skating rink. This allowed skaters to put their skates on in a lighted, warmed building before getting on the ice.
The foundation also donated to the 25% off Dine-in South Fork Program. When South Fork restaurants took a hard hit in March of 2020 during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic , the Town of South Fork, the South Fork Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of South Fork partnered to assist local restaurants.
People who participated in the yard sale on Saturday, June 12, graciously donated items to the South Fork Friends Foundation for another yard sale fundraiser that will take place sometime in August.
“Don't forget the SFFF is still accepting item donations for our Feed the Bears Fundraising Sale in August. If you have household items laying around you might not need, we will take them! Proceeds will be put back into South Fork in the form of bear signs in local parks and the Community Center," the group stated.
Donated items must be clean and in good shape for resale. The donation dropoff site is located behind the old Hungry Logger building.
For more information, send SFFF a Facebook message or email [email protected]