OREGON – This year’s huge sale to benefit the 1883 Chana School Museum will start Friday, May 24 and run until noon on Saturday, May 25 at the Oregon Coliseum in downtown Oregon.
Anyone who would like to help with setup and/or the sale please call 815-732-2447.
Area residents cleaning out old things to make way for new or simply downsizing to have more space, should save items for the annual Chana School Museum rummage sale. Why have the garbage man take perfectly good items big and small to the landfill? Box and bag good clean items for the non-for-profit.
Clean items such as furniture, clothes, household and kitchen items, books, holiday decorations, and more will be accepted. Large entertainment centers, large appliances, curtain rods and blinds, and non-working item will not be accpeted.
Anyone with a question whether whether an item will be acceptable, please call 815-732-6807.
Appointments for larger items that need to be picked up for the sale will start early the week beginning May 21, you may call 815-732-6807 or 815-732-2447.
The Chana School Foundation was formed to save the 1883 schoolhouse that once sat in Chana.
The building was going to be destroyed, but a volunteer committee, the Chana School Foundation, was formed and successfully moved the schoolhouse to Park East in Oregon in 1998.
Since that time the School Museum has served the area communities. This spring nearly 400 students will come for an all-day living history experience from the 1800s. This not-for-profit project is run by volunteers and maintained by donations and grants.
Donations are very important to the Chana School Museum.
After the fundraiser, clothing goes to help area nursing home residents and other sale items get packed off to other not-for-profits who have fund raisers in the area.