Vinyl record sale to benefit Libertyville Township food pantry
Music fans looking to add to their collection of vintage vinyl, replace a worn favorite or rekindle memories will get the chance at an upcoming pop-up sale in Libertyville.
"There's going to be some interesting finds for people to dig through," said Lance Schart, one of the organizers and participants in the second annual vinyl record sale to benefit the Libertyville Township food pantry.
Last year, the inaugural event held in the garage of one of the sellers raised $1,400 in cash and 400 pounds of food for the pantry.
"We're looking to double everything this year," Schart said. That means more visibility in a larger space, and more selections for shoppers.
The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 330 N. Milwaukee Ave., an empty storefront in downtown Libertyville. Six residents who each have been collecting for more than 30 years will be offering more than 2,000 selections.
A variety of genres will be represented, and more records will be added to the inventory every hour.
Some hard-to-find items like fan club exclusives, vintage posters and one-of-a-kind autographed merchandise also will be available.
Prices will range from $1 to more than $50 for collectibles, Schart said. Prices represent market value based on information at Discogs.com.
"It's great they're having this record sale and they thought of the food pantry," Libertyville Township Supervisor Kathleen O'Connor said.
At the end of 2018, 303 families were registered for the township food pantry, which serves a population of about 50,000 in Libertyville, Green Oaks, unincorporated areas and parts of Vernon Hills, Mundelein, North Chicago, Waukegan and Mettawa, according to O'Connor. There is a need for tea and sardines, along with toilet paper, paper towels, sugar, salt, aluminum foil and ketchup.
Admission to the vinyl sale is nonperishable food or a suggested $5 donation. All donations and a portion of the sales will go the food pantry.
Visit twitter.com/lvillevinylsale for updates.