I encourage everyone to take some time and attend the numerous events this weekend around the area. Of course, there is the Herman Jaeger Festival, then there is the pig roast at the Neosho Masonic Lodge No. 247 (see preview story in today’s edition) and then there are a couple of events in Seneca.

On Wednesday, Mike Steele, president of the Seneca Area Chamber of Commerce, told me about the Seneca City-wide Garage Sale and a fundraiser to benefit the Seneca Thrift Store. Residents are looking through their items, pricing them and getting ready for the garage sale, which will start at 7 a.m. Saturday all day.

Garage sales are a neat thing. I can’t tell you the amount of items that I’ve found in previous years at these sales. Plus, a lot of people are purchasing items and re-purposing them into other items such as making an old door, painting it and making it into a door to go to a workshop or garden area. Then these sales are great for people who are looking for clothes or even household items.

The second event in Seneca is the fundraiser.

Recently, the Seneca Thrift Store moved into the old Seneca Christian Church, 821 N. Cherokee Ave. According to Steele, the “Fiesta Fundraiser” will be from 4-9 p.m. and people can have tacos and nachos for a donation basis.

He said, “All proceeds will pay for the remolding on the building.”

The thrift store will open Saturday at 9 a.m.

Normal hours for the thrift store are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plus, there is a food pantry at the new site. Those hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday from 2-5 p.m.

Besides, the weather should be great this weekend.

Todd G. Higdon is a staff writer and writes a weekly column for the Neosho Daily News. He can be reached at thigdon@neoshodailynews.com. Follow him on twitter at  @toddghigdonNDN