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BIG Sale to take place Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

BOONE—The 12th annual BIG Sale, sponsored by the ACT program at Appalachian State University, will be held at Legends on campus Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

ACT is Appalachian and the Community Together, the university’s volunteer clearinghouse.

Items gathered at the end of spring semester during the Don’t Throw it Away campaign will be sold. Proceeds will fund energy efficiency mini grants for The Children’s Playhouse, Watauga County Agricultural Extension, Hospitality House and NC AIRE.

The sale will include items such as carpets, furniture, printers, televisions, books, clothes, kitchen and household goods, and more. For the best selection, it is recommended that people come early. Sales do not begin until 8 a.m.

Last year, $19,701.04 was raised at the 11th annual BIG Sale. The four local community partners that benefitted from it were:

  • NC Cooperative Extension
  • Farm at Mollie’s Branch
  • Mountain Alliance
  • Uphill Ministries at Cherokee Cove

They received energy efficient mini-grants for new energy conservation initiatives. A portion of the proceeds also supported an international service-learning scholarship for Appalachian students.

“It looks like it’s going to be another big year,” said Kate Johnson, associate director of community service for the ACT program. “We have tons of donations. If anyone has not been to the BIG Sale, they should definitely check it out.”

For more information, contact Kate Johnson at or Amy Holway at