The 81st Annual Rummage Sale for INOVA Hospital was celebrated in Leesburg, Virginia on the third weekend of October! This is a very unique rummage sale and has been celebrated annually for 81 years. Secondly, this is the largest Rummage Sale on the East Coast, encompassing 55,000 square feet packed with a treasure trove of great bargains and unique trinkets. Still more impressive is that all the proceeds -$343,000 - go towards scholarships for the nursing students and support the special needs equipment at the Inova Cornwall Hospital in Leesburg.
A lovely group of ladies composing the Ladies Board of Inova Loundoun Hospital, Leesburg have been faithfully running the rummage sale together for quite a while including families who have been volunteering together at this benefit for 30 and 40 years! Joylyn Hannahs and Meagan O’Brien are two new ladies who have picked up the baton to lead this year and as new-comers they have not missed a beat.
Dave Kennedy, Victory Van Owner, happened to meet several ladies at the Cornwall Hospital as they were discussing the fact that their “relocation expert” was retiring. In the right place at the right time, Dave struck up a conversation and Victory Van just finished their second year serving the Leesburg community for Invova Hospital. Dave donated baseball tickets to next year’s Nationals’ game, seated in Victory’s executive suite for home games. Victory Van is the official mover for the Washington Nationals- not shabby for a silent auction!
Victory Van Corporation set up and organized the main building and surrounding tents with 17 employees working five days straight to prepare for Saturday morning at 8:00am. The Sterling relocation specialists’ not only set up, but also broke down all and repacked all that was not sold. Project manager, Joe-Joe Hooker (as he endearingly became known to all) informed us this year there were 20 tractor trailers (which are 53ft long) delivering items, an increase of 25%-30% from last year’s 14 tractor trailers. Joe explained his job was to oversee that everyone was moving at the same pace and delivering items to the correct venues.
George Zane, VP of Victory Van, led this event for the second time. I asked George what stood out the most to him during this event and he replied, “Morven Park Equestrian Center is such a great location to have this type of event with the Sheriff’s department out greeting people and so many local people volunteering yearly with this event is heartwarming. This is my second year to head up this festivity and I am happy with the increase in items. It is a chain reaction with the economy and we are witnessing how well people are doing and willing to share their goods by donating them to a good cause.” George was equally impressed with the tents - “the man cave” in particular.
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