Lions’ furniture sale starts April 30

Lions’ furniture sale starts April 30
The Lions Club warehouse located at 43 Main Street UNIT A.

The Granville Lions Club will open its annual Summer Furniture Sale for the 60th consecutive year on April 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A mural at Telescope Casual Furniture Inc.

The club sells made-in-the-USA Telescope Casual Furniture, known for its high-end furniture perfect for pool, patio, deck or the beach. By selling close-outs and overstocks, the sale offers quality furniture at a great value. Both warehouses have been fully restocked after last year’s record-breaking sales.

“It’s incredibly successful,” said Lions Club representative Linda Ellingsworth. “We’ve been able to do some wonderful things for the community.”

Members of the Granville Lions Club are on-hand to assist customers with their purchases. The sale takes place at the Lions warehouses behind the Post Office at 43 Main Street in Granville.

Going forward after April 30, the sale will take place at the same time on Fridays and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each weekend through August.

A sign outside the warehouse requiring a face mask upon entry.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, customers will be required to wear face masks to enter the warehouses to browse,” Ellingsworth said. “While shopping in the warehouses, customers will need to maintain the standard six-feet social distance to ensure the safety of both shoppers and the club volunteers. Hand sanitizer will be available at the checkout counter.”

Ellingsworth said 100% of the proceeds go back in some shape or form to the community, such as funding for the many projects and beneficiaries of the Granville Lions Club.

With hundreds and even thousands of people forced to stay at home and isolate due to the surge of the pandemic in 2020, the opportunity to build, craft and decorate at home grew, causing success for the warehouse sale last summer.

“I imagine it’s going to be similar to last year,” Ellingsworth said. “People are still working on their houses.”

Since the club’s inception in 1960, more than $2 million has been donated to local projects such as the new Granville Food Pantry building, Habitat for Humanity, sight and hearing initiatives, scholarships, and many more beneficiaries.

Speaking of the relationship with Telescope, Ellingsworth said she has a deep appreciation for a great working relationship with the Granville mainstay.

“It’s an amazing legacy that company has created with our club and the community,” Ellingsworth said. “We’re very grateful to Telescope for continuing to work with us for so many years.” For the most updated information on the sale, check the Granville Lions Club on Facebook or at www.granvillelionsclub.com.