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Rugby Citywide Rummage Sale set for Sept. 26

By Sue Sitter - | Sep 5, 2020

After several months of uncertainty for local bargain hunters, the Rugby Citywide Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 26.

A global pandemic changed plans for the sale, normally held earlier in the year. Other community traditions, such as the Rugby Lions’ Music in the Park were canceled for the season.

The City of Rugby’s annual citywide cleanup event, normally held just after the rummage sale, took place in early August.

This year, the rummage sale will tie in with a modified harvest festival at the Prairie Village Museum, according to Laurie Odden, executive director of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

“We’re just kind of going to have a fun day in Rugby,” Odden said. It starts with the citywide rummage sale. The farmers’ market goes on in the morning as well. For that day, the farmers’ market will extend their hours and be there a little bit longer. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., we’re planning a great big (celebration) at the museum for people to enjoy the day.”

“Starting at 11, the museum will be open,” Odden added. “We’re planning to have food trucks and vendors out in front of the museum. From there, back in the museum, there will be a scaled-down version of their annual harvest festival.”

“There will be live demonstrations and live music,” Odden noted.

“(In the museum’s courtyard), there will be an old-time photo booth,” Odden added. “The Germans from Russia are talking about serving kugen.”

Odden said Rugby businesses would be open their regular Saturday hours and “probably run some specials.”

Two days before the sale, the Chamber and Rugby businesses will hold their annual wine walk, Odden said.

“That will add another fun day to the weekend,” Odden said.

Odden said plans for the wine walk, to be held the evening of Sept. 24, are still in progress.

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