The gym at Hope's Unity Baptist Church was been turned into a mega garage sale Thursday afternooon in prepartion for its 15 annual Youth Sale fundraiser kicking off Friday at 7 a.m.

The gym at Hope’s Unity Baptist Church was been turned into a mega garage sale Thursday afternooon in prepartion for its 15 annual Youth Sale fundraiser kicking off Friday at 7 a.m. Running until 3 p.m. this Friday and again Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 noon, the fundraiser’s coordinator Doreen Antley said 45 youth and adults put together the event, and typically 500 visitors will show up over the two-day period. Funds are dedicated to Unity’s Youth ministry projects including missions and church camps, and Antley said over $5,000 was raised in 2016.  Antley, who originally conceived the event, added that the Unity gym is fully air-conditioned, and with local temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s this weekend, that will be a big draw.