Bargains abound at Crisis Intervention’s fifth annual garage sale


Prices on the wall-to-wall items filling the Community Building and Varied Industries Building at the Dallas County Fairgrounds this weekend for the fifth annual Crisis Intervention and Advocacy garage sale and bake sale are even hotter than the weather.

For $5 garage sale shoppers can walk away with as many goods as they can stuff in a plastic grocery sack. The sale started Thursday, continued Friday and will wrap up Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., when prices will reach rock bottom, according to the event organizers.

There is also a great variety of baked goods, such as candy, cookies, cakes and pies.

The annual fundraiser supports the Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and homelessness. The center “provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in which victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and homelessness can receive support, set priorities and make decisions as they begin their healing journey,” according to the group’s literature.

Crisis Intervention’s services, which are free, voluntary, confidential and available to anyone, include a 24-hour crisis line, crisis housing, safety planning, support and educational groups, individual counseling, English and Spanish translation and interpretation, court accompaniment, hospital accompaniment, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, prevention education, professional training and community education.

Crisis Intervention and Advocacy has offices in Adel and in Perry. For more information about the center and its services, call 515-993-4095.

The Dallas County Fairgrounds are located on the north side of Adel on U.S. Highway 169 at Fairgrounds Road.

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