The Charity League, Inc., of Paducah is a vital, active and integral part of the Paducah community. This volunteer organization’s primary purpose is to financially assist Easter Seals of Western Kentucky (ESWKY) and other charities.

“We have three events,” Co-chair Maegan Mansfield told me. “Bargain Fair, Paducah Bluegrass Bash, and a golf scramble - each held as a spring event. Bargain Fair rotates every third year, while Paducah Bluegrass Bash was a brand-new idea that sort of revamped the traditional Shine and Dine event. We also consider the golf scramble event, and members vote between a Shine and Dine/Paducah Bluegrass Bash style event, or the golf scramble, each year that Bargain Fair is not on deck.”

“We really take pride in our spring events and have incorporated new approaches to ensure they stay fresh and unique for the attendees. Our goal is to make sure that this isn’t a repetitive event and that if you purchase a ticket, you are guaranteed a fun night out.”

A Yard Sale with a Twist

The Charity Leagues’ Bargain Fair has a long history: In 2012, Mary Hunter Hancock and the active members of the league revamped the historic Bargain Fair event by adding a ‘boutique’ aspect and joining forces with local designers. For 2018, the Bargain Fair co-chairs have decided to change the theme up a bit to reflect the huge interest in the “do-it-yourself” movement.

The Bargain Fair Goes Fixer Upper event will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 7-11 am at Paducah’s Julian Carroll Expo Center.

The 2018 event is sponsored by sponsored by Higdon Furniture and will include a silent auction of refinished furniture and home décor. The artist’s piece included in the highest silent auction bid will receive a prize from Charlton & Park.

The “Fixer Upper” Bargain Fair will host a live furniture painting demonstration hosted by Broadway Interiors and there will be two, live give-a-ways from BBQ & More and The Grey Hare Interiors. All of this is in addition to the huge sale that will be going on simultaneously.

A Sneak Peek

If you would like to get a sneak peak of these items, you are in luck! On Friday, April 27, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the same location, there is the Preview Party which will host the silent auction, furniture demonstration, and live give-a-ways. Ticket prices are a $15 donation which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. There are so many things to look forward to at Preview Night, and you will have the first chance to shop the bargain fair items.

Since early fall, active Charity League members have been collecting new and ‘gently used’ items to sell at the Bargain Fair Goes Fixer Upper. They have tons of furniture, home décor items, and seasonal décor have already been donated for the sale. Do you have items you don’t need and that could have a new home? Organizers are still accepting donations of furniture, rugs, linens, holiday décor, children’s toys, and home accent items. 

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