Good deals abound at fall thrift sale

There were plenty of good deals to be had at the Marshalltown Assistance League fall thrift sale. That’s why there were plenty of shoppers around.

The two-day sale opened Friday at The Salvation Army Citadel as thousands of dollars were raised to go to community projects led by the Assistance League.

“To be able to give that money back to the community that’s why we do it,” said Terri Hungerford of the Assistance League.

Among the most popular items are children’s clothes and that’s where Veronica Balong, of Marshalltown, could be found Friday afternoon. She was searching for clothing for her 8-year-old son and a baby that’s on the way.

“They have some nice stuff,” Balong said. “I’m searching for anything that’s a good deal.”

Books, furniture, household items, videos and a wide range of other items also were for sale.

Hungerford expected to raise more than $6,000 from the sale, which continues from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the 107 W. State St. facility. Saturday’s sale is a garbage bag sale as shoppers are given bags and can fill them for $5.

This sale comes during a big week for the Assistance League as it has announced it is donating $55,000 to the Marshalltown High School Roundhouse renovation. Hungerford said it’s the largest single donation in the history of the local group.

“We see the importance of the Roundhouse in our community,” Hungerford said. “We are happy to do that.”