It was a great Saturday to get out and do a little bargain hunting at LP Engineered Wood Products Ltd in Golden as the company was hosting its annual yard sale. The event gave the workers at the facility the chance to donate items to be sold with all money raised going to support STARS helicopter service in the area. Hundreds of people turned up for the event while safety inspectors from LP were on hand to help out. In total $1200 was raised at the yard sale.

LP steps up to have a giant yard sale in support of STARS

Workers at LP donated items to be sold in a giant yard sale in support of STARS.

The LP Engineered Wood Products Ltd parking lot was filled with bargain hunters on May 5 when the company held its annual yard sale. This year the sale was happening in aid of Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS).

Lee Jesse was one of the workers at LP who helped organize the event.

“The LP safety team try and do it annually. We get everyone in the plant to donate items and then we sell them with the proceeds going to STARS,” Jesse said.

The group made the decision to support the helicopter service because they feel it is it important for the area.

“Everybody in Golden or people who come to Golden at some point may need it,” she said.

Over six truck loads of items were donated by the staff at the plant for the sale. Jesse said it is always great to have this type of support from the staff but also those people who come out and buy some of the items.

“They are good hearted people,” she said. “This has been going really good. The safety team comes out on their day off to help and the community helps so much. We will ask for two bucks and they throw in extra because it is for a good cause.