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A bust of Chopin was among thousands of items offered for sale at the annual Second Fiddle Sale to benefit the Quad-City Symphony a couple of years ago.

There are no strings attached this weekend for the Quad-City Symphony Orchestra’s 2nd Fiddle Sale.

The sale of donated merchandise begins from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday with a preview sale at which $10 admission gives donors a first chance to buy. The sale continues, with no admission charge, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. For the second straight year, it’s at the former Premier Furniture location in The Village Shopping Center, 902 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport.

As always, symphony education coordinator Rebecca Swartz said, there’s a variety of items, many of them eye-catching.

“We’ve got a lot of donations of some really high-quality clothing and women’s accessories from a few different people,” she said. Unique items include an old pump organ and an antique Prada ladies handbag.

There’s also a selection of furniture, dishware and other home items.

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“You could furnish a whole apartment with this sale,” Swartz added.

In its 29th year, all of the proceeds from the sale go to educational and youth ensemble programs for the symphony.

“The thing that gets overlooked sometimes with this sale is the reason we do it,” Swartz said.

“(The youth programs are) the whole reason behind it. The sale itself is great, but the reason behind it is good, too.”

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