Catholic Daughters of America at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guthrie started in 1976 by Barbara Rule. Their mission is faith, hope and charity.
“We try to give back to people in need,” said Patty Hazlewood, member for over 20 years. “When we have a rummage sale we always give any leftover equipment to the high school, so their kids can have nice equipment. We go outside Guthrie, too. Anytime we can help, we do.”
The main source of fundraising for Catholic Daughters of America is their annual rummage sale. The parishioners of the church and community members donate items.
Hazlewood explained, “We take those items and reasonably price them. We layout a kitchen section, household, fishing equipment, bicycles…anything that’s donated we layout. A family can come in and outfit their entire family of six for just $10.”
The rummage sales is Friday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 411 Elm Street.
Angle Fire, an organization that helps children ride horses who are in need, receives all the leftover goods which helps their organization as well.
“The ladies are wonderful. They donate their time. Life is about leaving the world a better place than how we found it. We also take memberships,” stated Hazlewood.
For more information on the rummage sale, or St. Mary’s Catholic Church Guthrie contact 405-282-4239 or visit their website www.stmaryscatholicchurch.com.