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The return of Evangel Auxiliary’s Colossal Garage Sale

Published on May 9, 2019 by Paul K. Logsdon

2019 — Many retired Evangel faculty and staff members are helping with the EUA sale, including Elaine Tate, Becky Huechteman, Sherry Clopine, Faye Liddle and Marilyn Quigley. The EUA sale raises money for scholarships and major campus projects. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Back by popular demand, the Evangel University Auxiliary will once again be holding its Colossal Garage Sale on May 15-18, 2019, in the Mabee Student Fitness Center on the northwest side of the campus.

Clothing, small appliances, jewelry, books and office items, toys, furniture and other household goods will be among the items for sale.

“A very nice bedroom set and mattress were given to us for the sale,” said Marilyn Quigley, one of the retired faculty members volunteering this year.

Evangel’s library also donated VCRs, cameras, tape recorders and other hard-to-find electronic devices.

The event will help raise funds for academic projects funded by the Auxiliary.

The sale will last four days:

• Wednesday, May 15 — 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Thursday, May 16 — 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

• Friday, May 17 — 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. — 1/2-PRICE DAY

• Saturday, May 18 — 8 a.m. – noon — $5-A-BAG DAY

Saturday is BAG SALE day, where shoppers will be able to fill a provided bag for $5!

For additional information, call Jeanine Bartels at 417-631-7052.


2019 — A volunteer prepares a display of jewelry for the EUA sale. Contributions came from students, alumni, employees and friends of Evangel. // PHOTO BY Paul K. Logsdon

Constant support

“Since the beginning of Evangel in 1955, the ladies of the Evangel Auxiliary have been a constant support by volunteering time and talents,” said Dr. Michael Kolstad, vice president for university advancement.

“Their earliest efforts provided curtains and furniture in the dorms for our very first group of students.”

The Ladies’ Auxiliary has been holding an annual fundraising sale since 1964. In 1980, they held the first all-college sale in the gym with clothing and things donated or left behind by the students.

Major projects funded by the EUA have included the Heritage Room in Riggs Hall, the massive Schantz Pipe Organ in the chapel, the second and third floor lobbies of Trask Hall, lighting and stage curtains for the Barnett Fine Arts Theatre and uniforms for Evangel’s marching band.

The Colossal Garage Sale went on hiatus after the 2014 event, and was revived in 2019, with an influx of younger members of the Auxiliary.

The EUA’s Colossal Garage Sale is held in the Mabee Student Fitness Center on the northwest side of the campus (file photo). // PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon

Evangel University, which includes Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel serves more than 2,100 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 65 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.