MARYVILLE, Mo. — At 8 a.m. on a foggy Friday morning, a door opened at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church and a line of people filed downstairs to the annual Lutheran Women's Ministry rummage sale.

"The first day is always the busiest," said Liz Mandrick, vice president of the organization. 

From clothes and board games, to kitchen items and lots of furniture, the annual LWML sale, located in the church basement at 931 S. Main St., offers the community a plethora of items for sale.

Local woman Tambry VanPelt purchased a truckload of new items including a new king size bedding set, a couch, ottoman and more.

"I told them I'd move the truck over to put the rest in it," she said. She had parked closer to the garage on the property where the furniture is being sold.

Mandrick said the group uses the funds each year to give back to the community through a variety of sources. Last year's event raised around $3,000.

"Last year we raised enough to give to The Ministry Center, The Children and Family Services and the Community Services (Inc.) emergency fund," she said. "We have a seminary that we support and we also have a missionary in Vietnam that we support. We had enough to give to all of them last year."

The sale is scheduled to be open until 6 p.m. today and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 6.

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