Deals draw huge crowds to Pembroke Hill School

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Deal shoppers lined up early for the Clothesline Sale at Pembroke Hill School.  This is the 62nd year for the annual garage sale that raises money for scholarships.

On Friday, deal seekers started lining up before noon for the 5:00 p.m. sale. School security guards asked patrons to leave until after students were out of class.

At 5:00 sharp, deal seekers went after furniture, racks of designer clothes, and household items priced to sell.

Catherine Bruner is the co-chair of the sale. She said each year more than 1,000 people come through their doors looking for high quality items for a good price.

"We take donations all year long. We have people who come back year after year for the sale," Bruner shared.

Carol Barta has greeted shoppers for 35 years. Her daughter graduated from Pembroke in 1981, but she keeps volunteering to sell costumes and jewelry in the "Showbiz Section".

"We're so happy to have our regular customers that come back year after year. I can't tell you how many children that I put in dancing shoes 15 years ago, who are now looking for bridesmaid dresses," Barta said.

The money raised helps fund scholarships for deserving students and professional development for teachers.

Last year, Pembroke awarded more than $2 million in scholarships.

The sale runs until 8:00 p.m. Friday evening and resumes on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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