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Annual rummage sale raises money for kids at Christmas

What makes a little town like Milton so special? Is it the friendly atmosphere? The small town feel? If you ask folks at the Milton Senior Center, it’s the way people come together to help others in their community. This is why a group of Milton seniors puts on events like their annual rummage sale, happening this year on April 29 and 30.

The event features items of various estates put up for sale at the Milton Activity Center, 1000 Laurel St., where residents can visit and perhaps find some rare goodies along with contributing to a good cause. Proceeds from the event go to families in need this Christmas.

“The prices are excellent and the money goes to the kids. We’re a great bunch of seniors looking to do some good,” Senior Center member Sandy Parr said.

With money raised from the event going directly to… Read Full Story

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