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GLT Datebook: Garage Sale Sends Kids To Camp

Apr 9, 2016

Cooper Luchtefeld takes aim while attending Camp Takoda.
Credit Craig Luchtefeld

It's garage sale season again!

But instead of checking out just any old garage sale, you can visit one with a purpose.  The Seventh Annual Autism Society Garage Sale is Saturday, April 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Center in Normal.

*Organizer Craig Luchtefeld said the event raises funds for Camp Takoda, a summer camp program of Autism McLean.

*Luchtefeld's son, Cooper, said the camp typically will offer a variety of activities, including archery, zip lining, and friendly animal encounters.  He added that camp is a great place to make new friends.

*The garage sale is made up of donated items from the community, which one year included about 40 organ transplant containers, organs not included.

*There are no prices set at the garage sale.  It's a name-your-own-price sale.

*The cost of camp is $250 per child.  Luchtefeld said the fundraiser will help offset costs for parents who are raising children with disabilities.