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29th annual church rummage sale in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  The 29th annual Kennewick First United Methodist Church rummage sale began  Friday.

Shoppers waited until the ribbons were cut, then dug through piles of clothes, jewelry, furniture and more.  Church and community members donated everything that's being sold, and all the money will go towards restoring the church's stained glass windows.  Church leaders say that will help improve the church's appearance and, in turn, improve downtown Kennewick's appearance.

The rummage sale is a tradition almost 3 decades old.  Nancy Osborn, Chairman for the sale, says, "When we first got started 29 years ago, we only had a gymnasium full of items.  Now we fill the entire church, so its grown quite a bit."

Last year the church raised $18,000 and hopes to make more this year.

The rummage sale continues Saturday from 9:00am until 4:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Kennewick, on the corner of W. Kennewick Ave. and Dayton St.