Women’s Club prepares for Tyroners Are Great sale May 10

What started as an idea by Tyrone Women’s Club member Judy Norris has grown into a full fledged event for the club.
The Tyroners Are Great yard sale will take place May 10 at Reservoir Park.
“We hope to raise money for the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library through this sale,” said Women’s Club president Amy Emenhiser. “This year we decided to expand to make this more than just a yard sale. We hope to make it an event.”
The Tyrone Women’s Club supports many organizations in the community.
“This year we are providing funding to the Blair County Wildlife Refuge, Citizens Fire Company and Joshua House just to name a few,” said Emenhiser. “We sold rib dinners during the Labor Day picnic to help the YMCA. We help a family or two with presents at Christmas time. There are a lot of organizations that need support and we are happy to help in any way we can.”
With construction costs of the new facility figured to be $675,000, the library needs the support of the community.
“We have changed some things since last year,” said Emenhiser. “People can drop their items off the night before. The Boy Scouts will camp out at the park and guard the items as a community service project. The sorrority will be selling hot dogs, sloppy joes plus coffee and hot chocolate. We are looking for household items, tools, kids clothing and toys.”
The club will also sponsor a raffle throughout the day.
“We have many items that have already been donated for the raffle, but we are hoping to get more,” said Emenhiser. “There is an 18-quart electric roaster from Sears, a certificate from Wal-Mart, an electric guitar and amplifier and a telescope. We will also have baskets from various businesses, a DVD player or VCR, a Mickey Mouse light up and a flannel sheet set. If you can’t find something at the yard sale, you can take a chance on the raffle.”
The library will be holding a used book sale during the day and Community Action will be participating in the event as well.
“I think it is great that the library and Community Action will be participating in the event,” said Emenhiser. “Community Action will have information about the heat assistance program that they offer and tons of information about programs that can help people in the community. They are also providing a band that will play for a couple hours during the day. We are still working out details with a band that we hope to announce the near future.”
The Tyrone Women’s Club holds fundraisers throughout the year.
“We are in the middle of our easter egg sale which is our largest fund raiser of the year,” said Emenhiser. “There are pie sales throughout the year. It is a great organization that is devoted to helping the community.”
The Tyrone Women’s Club has membership openings.
“We are always looking for new members,” said Emenhiser. “Ten years ago I was sponsored for membership by Betty Simpson. She was a great mentor to me and we now sponsor a scholarship for a musically inclined student in her memory. There are so many wonderful people in the club and it is a great networking tool.”
All the proceeds from the TAG sale will benefit the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library.
“I use the library all the time,” said Emenhiser. “Learning is something you can never get enough of. We hope that we can get more people involved in the programs that the library offers. They have many classes, books on tape for people who have problems reading and the new computer labs that will be going in the new facility. This project is so worth while.”
To get involved in the TAG Sale, contact Mary Wagner at 684-1091.
“We are hoping to make this an annual community wide event,” said Emenhiser. “Tyroners are great and we want to show how great Tyroners are.”