Extravaganza on the prowl for rummage

KINGMAN - Got an old TV gathering dust in a corner? How about that old exercise bike you're using for a clothes rack? Take advantage of the warm weather and leave your spring-cleaning to the Kingman Middle School Band Boosters.

The organization is looking for gently used household items, appliances, equipment, clothing and toys for its Fourth Annual Rummage Extravaganza.

Residents looking to donate can drop items off at Kingman Middle School, 1969 Detroit Ave., or call (928) 530-4821 and have a team of students come pick the items up.

The Rummage Extravaganza starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the middle school. Besides the annual rummage sale, the event also includes a carnival of raffles, food, games, bounce tents by R&R Jumps, lots of local vendors and live music from the band and other local musicians. Tickets for the games are 25 cents.

"This year we've added more games, like tic tac toe, ring toss and a fishing game," said Don Gragg, the Boosters' project chairman. "We're also hoping to get more community vendors involved."

There are still plenty of vendor tables open for family-friendly vendors, he said. Vendors can call (928) 530-4821 or send an email to boosterskmsband@gmail.com for more information on reserving a spot.

The organization raises around $2,000 a year from the rummage sale and extravaganza. The money goes to purchasing new instruments, covering the cost of field trips, supplies and sheet music.

"People don't realize how much some of those instruments can cost," Gragg said. "Some of those saxophones can cost upwards of $3,000 each."

Sheet music for an entire band can run into the hundreds of dollars, he said.