FARMINGTON -- A four-hour yard sale, with 170 bikes made available by area law enforcement agencies, generated close to $6,000 Saturday for the Davis County Children's Justice Center in Farmington.
The money will be used to buy food and snacks for the child victims interviewed at the center, as well as provide special forensic training for area investigators, Davis County Children's Justice Center Director Tayna Perkins said.
Also, the funds generated by this year's yard sale, held this time annually, totaled "a few hundred dollars more" than last year's event, with money still coming in, said Perkins, who anticipated having a total dollar amount in a couple of days.
Preliminary figures indicate the event raised $5,500, but there are additional checks coming, said Perkins, who is hoping the additional dollars will put the event closer to a $6,000 total.
"We did really well," she said.
"It's the bikes that bring in the majority of the money," Perkins said of the used bikes law enforcement agencies provided.
The CJC is able to sell the unclaimed bikes for anywhere from $10 to $90, based on the bike's condition.
"It's wonderful to have that partnership with (the police)," Perkins said.
Of the 170 bikes donated, 165 of them sold, she said.
The yard sale also had baked goods, including some chocolate treats and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Perkins said.
Each year, the yard sale is held in the front yard of one of the CJC board members who has the space to display the merchandise and whose yard is easily accessible and visible from Kaysville's Main Street, Perkins said.
"It's a high-traffic area," Perkins said.
During the first quarter of 2012, there were 128 sexual or physical child abuse cases opened at the CJC in Farmington.
At that pace, said Susan Burton, CJC development coordinator, the number of cases opened at the center will easily top the 364 cases reported to the CJC in 2011.