Doing its part to promote recycling while funding youth programs, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be having a $5 Bags for Bucks and Rummage Sale during its weekly Farmers’ Market this Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gym at the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center. The Farmers’ Market and the sale are both open to the public.

For a $5 fee, customers can fill a grocery bag with clothes, blankets, household goods, and other miscellaneous items. Some of the items, however, such as dishes, furniture and small appliances, will be individually priced for sale. All merchandise has been gently used, but there are no limits to the number of bags that can be purchased at the sale.

Additionally, breakfast will be available until noon at the Keya Cafe on Friday for shoppers who would like sample the menu items, which includes pancakes, breakfast burritos and omelettes, as well as an array of specialty coffee drinks and smoothies.

“We have a lot of items that we may not be able to use for a given project, so we like to do our part in recycling them where they can be of use to our community members,” says Julie Garreau, executive director of CRYP. “Therefore, it’s a win-win for both the community and our youth by helping to provide the funding we need to put back into our youth programming.”

So come join us on Friday to “buy local” and support the many hundreds of children and families who rely on our programs and services each year. For more information on the $5 Bags for Bucks and Rummage Sale, please contact Pamela Stolz at, or follow us on Facebook,; or at

Founded in 1988, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities, ensuring strong, self-sufficient families and communities. Today, CRYP provides a wide variety of programs and services to the community, covering nearly 3 million acres in South Dakota.