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Evangel University Auxiliary invites the community to annual colossal garage sale

Published on May 11, 2021 by Erin Hedlun



The annual Evangel Auxiliary Sale serves as a fundraiser for the university.


SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – The Evangel University Auxiliary will be holding its annual “Colossal Sale” on May 19-22 in the Mabee Fitness Center on the northwest side of Evangel’s campus. The sale is held annually to raise money for university scholarships and academic projects.

The auxiliary will be accepting donations of items from the public from May 12-14 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donated items should be clean and unbroken, and may be dropped off at the Mabee Fitness Center.

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

The EUA sale offers a wide range of items for great prices.

The Colossal Sale will last four days and be open to the public during the following hours:

  • Wednesday, May 19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 20, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, May 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. – noon

Friday is Half-Price Day, where all items except furniture will be 50% off.

Saturday is Bag Sale Day, where shoppers will be able to fill a provided bag for $6.

Helping Hands

The EU Auxiliary has been holding an annual fundraising sale since 1964. The “Colossal Sale” went on hiatus after the 2014 event and was revived in 2019 thanks to an influx of younger auxiliary members.

“Since the founding of Evangel in 1955, members of the Evangel Auxiliary have been a constant support to the university by volunteering their 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.”

In addition to scholarships, major projects funded by the auxiliary include the Heritage Room in Riggs Hall, the large Schantz pipe organ in Spence Chapel, outfitting of the second and third floor lobbies of Trask Hall, lighting and stage curtains for Barnett Fine Arts Theatre, and uniforms for Evangel’s marching band.

For questions related to the colossal sale, please email or call or text 417.501.5697.



About Evangel University

Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.