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White Elephant sale donation deadline nears

Published: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11:26 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 11:26 p.m. CDT

UNION – The deadline for donations for the Oct. 6 White Elephant sale is Wednesday.

The sale has become a much anticipated and pivotal part of the McHenry County Historical Society’s fundraising effort. Items range from vintage clothing to a combination microfiche/microfilm reader for budding genealogists. There also are garden tools, furniture, new and vintage books, glassware, seasonal merchandise, games, sporting equipment and tables of odds and ends not found anywhere else.

The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Schuette Building, next door to the museum. No early birds will be allowed. Checks and cash only will be accepted.

Donations may be dropped off at the historical society museum, 6422 Main St., during regular business hours – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No broken or soiled items, or items that have been recalled or contain hazardous materials, will be accepted.

Large appliances, antiquated computers and electronic items, medical supplies and child items such as cribs, car seats and used stuffed animals also will not be accepted.

The society reserves the right to reject items because of duplication, condition or disposal costs.

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