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Angels for Animals to host giant garage sale on July 4

CANFIELD — The Angels for Animals 26th Annual Gigantic Garage Sale fundraiser, which last year had 9,000 visitors, will be July 4 weekend at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

Diane Less, chairwoman, said the event originally was going to be held at its normal time in April, but had to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

After contacting the Canfield Fair Board, Less said she was able to get the event rescheduled for July 3 to 5.

“This is a very big event for us, and that weekend would have been our first opportunity to hold the event there, or wait till later in the year. The fairgrounds are going to be busy after that,” Less said.

Angels for Animals, 4750 state Route 165, shelters and seeks adoptive homes for cats and dogs, and offers veterinary services with a mission of educating the public and pet owners on responsible guardianship and the importance of spaying and neutering.

Its fairgrounds sale event will take place:

• July 3 — 9 a.m. to noon with $10 early bird admission; and noon to 5 p.m. with $2 admission;

• July 4 — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., $2 admission;

• July 5 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free admission and items half-price; after 2 p.m. buy a $10 wristband and take unlimited items.

Less said some years tractor-trailer have come in to get items on the last day.

Angels for Animals will be accepting donations for the sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Sunday. Those dropping off items can come to the main gate of the fairgrounds off state Route 46 and follow signs or call 330-549-1111, Ext. 146, for pickup.

The sale includes everything from books, toys, small appliances, antiques, clothing, glassware, jewelry, furniture, linen, tools and outdoor items.

Items not being accepted are televisions, computers, soft beds, safes, encyclopedias, tires, Christmas trees, and mattresses and box springs.

Less said Angels has been looking for volunteers to help at the event, noting in past years many older people have helped but are concerned about being at an event with large crowds. Also, because it is a holiday weekend, people have scheduled vacations.

She said because the event is so big, it usually requires seven buildings at the fairgrounds.

The event also will include food, basket raffles and a 50-50 raffle.

Less said social-distancing guidelines will be in place with face masks required. Masks will be available for $2 at the entrances.

For information on volunteering or other questions, call Less at 330-502-5352 or Robin Helscel, event co-chair, at 330-506-2839 or visit angelsforanimals.org.

bcoupland@tribtoday.com

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