BROKEN BOW—The Lillian Church of Christ ladies have been organizing all week long to prepare for their annual garage sale fundraiser. For 25 years the ladies group has been hosting the garage sale to raise money for funeral dinners, outreach, special projects such as new carpet for the sanctuary, or other events. The longstanding garage sale is the primary fundraiser for the Lillian Church ladies group and this year’s sale has even more to offer because it had to be canceled last year due to COVID-19.
The sale will be held at Phyllis Bigbee’s house located at 1936 Myers Road. (Head west on Memorial Drive and north on Myers Road. The house is on the east side just before Paulson Road. Look for the blue tarps on the porch.)
The sale will be held Thursday, September 16 and Friday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phyllis Bigbee has been hosting the garage sale for the last 25 years. She and Judy Sikes told KCNI/KBBN it is fun to put on the sale knowing they are helping clear out old items and giving other people the opportunity to use them. Items that do not get sold are then donated to Crossroads Mission in Kearney.
“The very first fall that we lived here there was one of the gals that said, ‘how about having a garage sale?’ I had never had one ever before, never thought about having one but we’ve had 25 since!” Phyllis Bigbee said.
Garage sale items available include glassware, dishes and dish sets, flower vases, home décor, picture frames, holiday decorations, toys and games, books, clothes, shoes, electronics, a few new items still with the tags on them, collectibles, outdoor items, kitchen gadgets, jewelry, crafts, and much more! Items are organized by category and clothes organized by size.
Big items such as a 43-inch LG smart TV (has only been used 12 months), a wooden desk, and a couple shelves are also available.
Judy and Phyllis both grew up in the Lillian community and are proud to call it their church home. Judy Sikes said her parents and grandparents also attended the little country church north of Broken Bow. She said it has been around forever and is still “alive and kicking!”
“It’s been a long time. There’s a lot of heritage in that, a lot of families that have lived there a long time. It’s been fun,” Judy Sikes said.
Check out the garage sale for some bargain prices as well as free cookies for shoppers (while supplies last) to celebrate 25 years of the Lillian Church of Christ ladies garage sale!
“We are ready! It’s organized, we’re ready to roll! Tomorrow is going to be a good day,” Sikes told KCNI/KBBN.