Park Ridge church hope dads come out for ‘Man Cave’ sale
Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1300 W. Crescent Ave., promises a host of tools and items typically purchased for men during a "Man Cave" sale June 16. | Contributed photo
Updated: July 15, 2012 6:15AM
Testosterone is not a requirement for Park Ridge Presbyterian Church’s upcoming Man Cave Tool Sale.
But if you or someone you know happens to like power drills and knows how to properly use a socket wrench, then you might want to check it out.
The sale, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16, will serve as a fundraiser for the church and an alternative to the twice-annual rummage sales held there that typically draw crowds of women.
The sale will be held outside the church at 1300 W. Crescent Ave.; if it rains the sale will move indoors. A half-price sale will take place between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
For the past few weeks the church has been collecting donations of new and used items from church members and the community.
“Anything that goes in a workshop or a garage is essentially what we told people when we asked for donations,” said Rosanna Carroll, chairwoman of the Man Cave Sale.
The only thing missing so far is a car.
Carroll said shoppers can expect to find a mix of hand tools and power tools in addition to sporting goods and lawn-and-gardening equipment.
“I like the concept of recycling,” Carroll said. “I want to promote the concept of reusing. That’s what we do at our rummage sales and I feel strongly about that.”
Though geared toward men and held in anticipation of Father’s Day, the sale is certainly not off-limits to women.
“I appreciate it because I love tools and I have a workshop,” Carroll said.
Donations will be accepted through June 15. Items can be dropped off from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the east side of the church, or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday at the church office.
While shoppers find things to fill their “man caves,” basements, garages and workshops, they can have their cars washed by members of Park Ridge Presbyterian’s youth group who are planning a summer mission trip to Joplin, Mo., to assist in relief efforts for residents still recovering from last year’s destructive tornado. Free-will donations will be accepted for the car wash and proceeds will go to the youth group’s mission.
The car wash will take place in church’s parking lot at the corner of Crescent and Greenwood avenues.