Yard sale benefits museum

Yard sale benefits museum

Proceeds from the community yard sale in Uhrichsville will benefit the Clay Capital Heritage Center.


A community yard sale will be held Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 in Uhrichsville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with all proceeds donated to the Clay Capital Heritage Center to help cover renovation expenses as they move into their larger facility at the corner of East Third and Main streets in the heart of Uhrichsville’s Central Business District.

In addition, there will be a sneak peek preview of the items for sale on Thursday, June 23 from 5-7 p.m. with a $5 admission fee.

“We have been collecting donations of furniture, building materials, tools, appliances, household goods, home décor, lawn and garden, sporting goods, holiday décor, toys, vintage jewelry, and clothing, plus lots of misc items,” said Rita McPeak, event chair and Clay Center Advisory Board member. “Donations have primarily come from members and friends of the Dennison Depot, Clay Center or Schoenbrunn facilities.”

The sale will be held inside the former Browse & Buy store/Twin City Hardware building at 223 N. Water St. in Uhrichsville, just off the corner of North Water and East Third. Parking is free.

“We are also arranging for some food trucks onsite to help make this a festive event,” McPeak said.

Uhrichsville will be busy that weekend with several other activities in the downtown. On Saturday, June 25, the First United Methodist Church will host a Summer Festival from noon to 6 p.m.

A reunion and homecoming for alumni of Claymont, St. Mary’s, Uhrichsville and Dennison schools will be held at the Uhrichsville Elks beginning at 3 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. A new store, Camp Your Backyard at 107 E. Third, will hold its grand opening that same day.

The Clay Capital Heritage Center is the official new name of the venue formerly called the Uhrichsville Clay Museum.

“The board approved this name change as a way to better reflect its mission of education and respect for the importance of the clay industry to the greater Uhrichsville area’s economic history,” said Wendy Zucal, executive director of the Dennison Depot Museum Systems.

The system operates the depot, the Clay Center and Historic Schoenbrunn Village.

Additional donations will be accepted through Wednesday, June 22. To donate, call Rita McPeak at 925-890-4042 to arrange a drop-off.

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