Looking for knickknacks, trinkets and gobs of used stuff?
The International Student Association members will be selling their belongings before they move back home this Saturday, May 31, at Sutton Park.
“It’s a fundraiser, but the money that they earn selling their stuff goes toward them,” said Vice President Atsumi Yoshimoto. “They don’t have to donate anything to our club.”
The idea is to get Eastern students and the Cheney community involved with the club. “The president and I were thinking about some activities that we can get a lot of people involved,” said Yoshimoto. “We wanted to do something that people hadn’t really done before.”
The club holds several activities throughout the school year to mix international and American students, but this is the first time they’ve held such an event.
Clothes, toys and lots of furniture will be available. However, the furniture will be on display in picture form along with the measurements and placed on tables. Buyers will need to set up an appointment to pick up the furniture from the seller.
Yoshimoto said she’ll be graduating and heading back to Japan, so she’ll be giving away free items.
She also said the event gives students a chance to buy items that are from different countries.
“People will have other stuff that you can’t really find in the U.S., so I think it would be a good opportunity for Americans… to find something interesting,” she said.
In addition, Yoshimoto said all Eastern students have the opportunity to sell their belongings and make some cash.
The deadline to reserve a table was last Friday, but only seven students have signed up so far.
“I can ask the student activity person to have extra tables, so if people decide to show up on the event, they can still have a space to put their stuff,” she said.
The rummage sale takes place between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students who want to sell items should show up early.
“We would love to have a lot of people come,” said Yoshimoto. “I’d like to have the word out there as much as possible.”