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Yard sale to benefit South Georgia's charities


A spring Saturday means going from yard sale to yard sale looking for the best bargains.

The Exchange Club of Albany is doing their part to bring the community together with their annual yard sale.

Everything is laid out for Saturday's yard sale. Most of the money raised will go to child abuse prevention programs and educational scholarships. The money will stay in the South Georgia area to help the various organizations the club supports.

"The children get caught in the middle. The children are our future. So if we don't invest in our future then where are we going to be in 30 years? That's the kind of things that pull at my heart is the children. And that's why we do so much with the community. We're providing for the children," said Ralph Paustian.

One of the Exchange Club primary goals is giving back to the community and hopes that every item in this room helps someone in need.

"Our economy is slow right now. We dropped our pricing to try to help the community. Our goal is to put the money back into the community. So if we can help the people out there, then it's benefiting and doing what the Exchange Club wants to do," said Ralph Paustian.

Because of the slow economy, many people can't afford luxury items or even some basic necessities.  Most of the items in this room are priced under $30. The club collects donations year round and is hoping to raise $5,000 this year.

The Exchange Club of Albany also supports the Grace­way Center and the Dougherty County Sheriff's Youth Program.

The yard sale is in its 77th year and it gets bigger every year. The yard sale is Saturday from 8 till noon at the Exchange Club on Westover Boulevard.

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