Fun stuff, bargain deals, this Saturday

Looking for the best things at bargain prices—plus fun for the whole family?

The DeSoto County Historical Society’s 14th annual “Indoor” Yard Sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the DeSoto County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 124 Heard St., Arcadia.

The Society thanks the community for their generous donations of antiques, appliances, books, clothing, collectibles, decorations, electronics, furniture, games and sporting goods, housewares, jewelry, kitchen items, lamps, linens and towels, shoes, tools, toys, and much more.

Norma Banas, president of Society, said, “We are offering such good quality merchandise, and everything is priced to sell! We also have people selling their own items, so shoppers will have plenty of choices. Our yard sale is also a great opportunity to visit with friends and Society members.”

All proceeds from the yard sale will be used to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County for future generations.

The Society will accept donations for the yard sale at the fair grounds today until 11 a.m., or call 558-6115.

The Society meets at noon today at St. Edmund the Martyr Church, 327 W. Hickory St., and the church’s 125-year history will be featured. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. www.historicdesoto.org, 863-266-5774.

Remembering Smith-Brown School tribute is tomorrow

The HCW Foundation invites everyone to “Remembering the Smith-Brown School, in honor of Charles Washington.” The event is 7 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Hill Christian Church, 319 S. Lee Ave. Teachers such as Coach Richard Bowers and his wife Martha Bowers, former students, including the Rev. Samuel Morgan, Class of 1957, and Charlotte Hill Carter, Class of 1958, will share their recollections. There will also be a petition to the state for a traffic light at U.S. Highway 17/M.L. King Jr. Boulevard. Police describe the intersection as dangerous. The HCW Foundation’s mission is “to collect, preserve, and share information about African-American history and culture in DeSoto County and to provide a museum and education center for community outreach.” 239-220-8037, helencw2003@gmail.com.

Neighborhood Watch informational event

Advocates will host a Neighborhood Watch informational event next Tuesday (Nov. 13) at the Arcadia Housing Authority office, 7 Booker T. Washington Road, Arcadia. Representatives with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office and Arcadia PD will share details on forming and operating a Neighborwood Watch, an activist program from the 1960s empowering citizens in coordination with police to protect their communities from criminals. Your input is needed. The event is at 10 a.m. in the community room.

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