Humane society’s annual garage sale opens Thursday

Jewelry for sale.

(Submitted by Wood County Humane Society)

The Annual Wood County Humane Society Benefit Garage Sale opens its doors on Thursday, May 24, at 9 a.m. and runs through Saturday at  2 p.m. under the grandstands at the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green.

The sale, now in its 25th year, set a sales record in 2017 of $17,059, raising more than $250,000 for the operation of the Humane Society’s shelter facility in Bowling Green since 1993 and is one of the Humane Society’s largest fundraising events.

“The Wood County Humane Society is a non-profit organization, so fundraising, especially the garage sale, is essential to their operation,” said Joe Schroeder, co-coordinator of the sale. Visitors to the annual benefit sale will find the 13,000 sq. ft. grandstands building  full of household, collectibles, books, crafts, hardware, lawn, garden, furniture and toys, all reasonably priced and donated by local residents. “Our sale is a two-fold benefit for garage sale goers: you get to find some incredible stuff and help support the Humane Society,” Schroeder stated.

The Annual Wood County Humane Society Garage Sale begins Thursday, May 24, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and continues Friday, May 25, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The sale will feature 10 cent clothing on Friday and a $2 Bag Sale on Saturday.

For more information on the sale, visit the Garage Sale’s Facebook page at