FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - You can be a hero to local kids who don't have the money for their own musical instruments by buying items from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Rummage Sale.
The "Phil Friends Annual Rummage Sale" raises funds for the instrument loan program, as well as the Phil's Youth Scholarship Fund.
The big sale takes place Friday through Saturday at the old K's Merchandise building on Coliseum Boulevard.
You can find clothes, jewelry, furniture, antiques, sports equipment, tools and more.
And your purchases help make up for the fact that so many schools are cutting music programs and families don't have the funds for music lessons.
Rummage Sale Chairperson Amy Beatty says, “We support a lot of educational activities. We give scholarships to youth musicians who want to take lessons. We do an instrument loan program for students who may not have an instrument of their own. We have currently 77 instruments on loan to kids in school and home schools here in town.”
Saturday's bag sale runs from 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.
The goal is to raise $10,000.
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