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Local PFLAG chapter hosts fundraiser porch sale

Morgan Addington-Hodge • May 12, 2015 at 6:28 PM

 For anyone planning on doing some shopping this weekend, try stopping by the PFLAG yard sale first — you might just find what you were looking for and help out a local student at the same time.

By Morgan Addington-Hodge

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•    WHAT: PFLAG Porch Sale Fundraiser

•    WHEN: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 21

•    WHERE: 603 W. Washington St., Sandusky

•    COST: However much you want to spend


For anyone planning on doing some shopping this weekend, try stopping by the PFLAG yard sale first — you might just find what you were looking for and help out a local student at the same time.

The Sandusky Firelands chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is having a porch sale this Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise money for local scholarships. All of the money from the yard sale will go towards college scholarships for local high school students planning to graduate next year.

The local PFLAG chapter has provided scholarships to local seniors for over half a decade and has no plans to stop. The scholarships are open to graduating seniors from Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca County. Students are asked to fill out an application that asks for information such as career goals, what school they plan to attend and what kind of community service they have performed, along with an essay on diversity.

The applications and essays are read and judged by a committee to decide who will receive the scholarships. The scholarships for this year have already been awarded, so the money raised this Saturday will go towards next year’s scholarships.

“This year we’re giving two $250 scholarships and two $150 scholarships,” said Sandusky Firelands PFLAG chapter Treasurer Ed Taylor. He admitted that it wasn’t much money, but that it could at least help with books.

The yard sale is being held at Taylor’s home at 603 W. Washington, Sandusky, where people have been dropping off donations for the sale for days. Taylor’s living room is full of treasures ranging from old paperback books and musical instruments to home décor and a giant flat screen TV.

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