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Community yard sale to help school

Lisa Hall is the parent of a New Town Elementary School student.

She likes the school, which opened in Fall 2007.

“The PTA formed a group called Fuel Your School, and parents are only asked for $20 at the start of the school year. I am thankful for that,” she said.

Families are not nickeled and dimed all year. But that doesn't mean all the school's needs are taken care of.

“While the school itself is great, the playground area is still lacking several basic components such as tire swings and see-saws,” she says.

So supporters are holding a community yard sale in Wesley Chapel on Saturday. Part of the proceeds will go to New Town Elementary's Capital Improvement Fund, which includes playground equipment.

“It has been amazing to see everyone pull together to support this event, as we only started planning it about a month ago,” said Hall, the publicity coordinator.

Participating neighborhoods – with at least eight homes each – include Wesley Oaks, Berkshire, Silver Creek, New Town Village, Stonegate and Hollister.

All the subdivisions are within a two-mile radius, along N.C. 84 near Weddington Optimist Park, New Town Road and Waxhaw Indian Trail Road. Signs and balloons will point to participating homes.

“Logistically, we couldn't have the sale at school because many people had large items to be moved.” Hall says. But she's hoping buyers will make a big circle to hunt for treasures.

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