Thousands of bargain hunters will converge on Morven Park’s Equestrian Center this weekend for the Inova Loudoun Ladies Board’s Rummage Sale.
In its 78th year, the sale attracts devoted followers from near and far to search through a massive inventory of merchandise. Items are donated throughout the year by community residents who heed the call to empty their attics and cupboards of unwanted items—all for the good of patient care at Inova Loudoun Hospital.
The Ladies Board, founded only weeks after the hospital’s inception in 1912, has been the source of millions of dollars for the hospital over a century of service. Proceeds from the sale benefit Inova Loudoun Hospital and the Ladies Board Nursing Scholarship Fund.
Sturdy shoes are recommended to peruse all that’s available in the five barns, making up the more than 50,000 square feet of shopping space at the equestrian center. From collectibles, paintings, furniture, linens and draperies, children’s items, gift certificates, jewelry, and glassware to clothing and shoes, tools, sports items, electronics, household items and small appliances—the list goes on.
Known overall for the quality of the donations and reasonable prices items, some of the best and most unusual items are offered in a silent auction, with bidding held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There is no charge for the sale, but those who wish to be the first to view the offerings may purchase tickets for the Early Bird hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday. The cost is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Proceeds from the Early Bird sale benefit the Polly Clemens Nursery Fund, a Ladies Board project that provides for special needs at the hospital’s nursery.
Buyers can deposit their finds at the courtesy bag check, so they can go and look for more, and there will be an ATM machine for their convenience. Cash or check (with printed names) are accepted at all departments. VISA and MasterCard are accepted for furniture, upscale clothing and the Silent Auction. Sale personnel request that pets and strollers be left at home. Breakfast and lunch items also are available.
The sale was named 2015 and 2016’s Best Annual Charity Event in Northern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine. Proceeds benefit Inova Loudoun and the Ladies Board Nursing Scholarship Fund.
For more information, call 703-771-2985 or go to ladiesboard.org.