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Discovered Treasures:

JUBILEE BARGAINS By Valynda Jerome-Williams

Last year, Junior League of Mobile (JLM) member

outdoor items. Volunteers placed easily identifiable

Kelly Solano thought she was having an ordinary

displays throughout the building, making for an

weekend, that is until she discovered a gem at Jubilee

organized shopping experience.

Bargains - - her grandmother’s cookbook. Solano excitedly flipped through the book, which featured the 30 most often requested recipes from Montgomery, Alabama’s renowned Blue Moon Inn. Then, Solano held the cookbook close to her heart. A committee of 40 JLM volunteers worked 500 community service hours to make Jubilee Bargains a huge success last year. Jubilee Bargains, JLM’s annual rummage sale held each spring for the past eight years, took place March 15, 17-18 at the Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery. “We are probably one of the largest rummage sales in Mobile,” said Jubilee Bargains 2017-18 Chair Johanna Thompson. “We raise money to help our mission, but we also help people afford items they otherwise could not purchase.” The sale featured numerous items at bargain prices including, year-round clothing for the whole family, books, shoes, toys and houseware. JLM members partitioned the shopping area into themed-rooms. Each room had a theme with coordinating sale items, for instance, shabby chic furniture and accessories. There were sections for holiday, games, electronics and

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“We even had a boutique area with higher-end items with wedding dresses and handbags, and we draped the books section like you would see in Home Goods” said Thompson. “People came in looking for secondhand items for all needs: kids going off to college, office supplies, clothing for themselves and children.” Jubilee Bargains anticipated a huge success this year to reach its goals. “Jubilee Bargains planned for an awesome year!” Jubilee Bargains 2018-19 Chair Tiffany Slater said. “We secured record donations and a completely donated storage unit. The donations greatly helped us reach our goals.” Ongoing donations received from JLM members has kept the rummage sale running in the past. This year marked the last year for Jubilee Bargains. “We have heavily depended on member’s donations to make the sale possible. Without their generosity and community donations Jubilee Bargains would not have been possible,” said Thompson. “All of the proceeds fund our JLM community projects.”

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Junior League of Mobile - FOLIO Magazine - Spring 2019  

Serving as the voice of Junior League of Mobile, FOLIO - through feature stories, interviews and profiles - reports on the organization’s ac...

Junior League of Mobile - FOLIO Magazine - Spring 2019  

Serving as the voice of Junior League of Mobile, FOLIO - through feature stories, interviews and profiles - reports on the organization’s ac...