Monday, September 10, 2012
Prospect Church ended their annual sale, popular with South Orange and Maplewood residents
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Marcia Worth
Monday, September 10, 2012
Prospect Church would up the annual rummage sale with "Bag Day." Saturday's sale saw items going fast, for as little as $5 per grocery bag. The sale, which benefitted local and global charities, was "a success," said volunteers. Indeed, by Saturday midday, shelves were bare and happy shoppers walked away laden with goods.
Friday, May 11, 2012
The St. Stephen's Church Spring Tea and Tag Sale needs donations - and shoppers - to help finally retire the last of the heavy debt from the 2011 flood from Irene.
Maplewood residents can get involved in doing a good deed. In an October 2011 Patch article I wrote: "A late-1800s local newspaper noted that when a resident of Millburn (or a member of St. Stephen's Church) died, the church bells would toll once for each year of the person's life. I wonder how many people tried to bribe the bell-ringer to cut short some of that ringing when the inevitable day arrived for them." And, "St. Stephen's Church was - and is still - such an important integral part of life in Millburn that it embraced residents of all religious denominations within the walls of the church and its social hall, at a time when meeting places were scarce." That bell almost had to toll more than 150 times for the beautiful rectory that…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The sale continues today and ends Thursday — and the bargains are AMAZING.
Teens, toddlers and adults made their way from room to room on a recent Saturday morning as they checked out the abundance of wares available at the 78th Annual Turnover Sale at Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church in Maplewood. Located at 600 Ridgewood Road, the sale was sponsored by the United Methodist Women, a group based at Morrow. The event was the first of several scheduled to take place during the month of July. “I like to call it the miracle on Baker Street,” said Mary Auth, who co-chairs the group with Joyce Stibitz. “People in the community are very generous.” United Methodist Women began accepting donations soon after Father’s Day. Although calls started coming in as early as April, the group had to wait until June for …
Friday, August 28, 2009
A Sneak Peek at the Goods
The early bird gets the goods at Prospect Presbyterian Church. This Saturday, August 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the opening day of the church’s annual Early Bird Sale. The sale, a local institution for nearly 30 years, has a loyal cadre of workers and shoppers. Co-chairs of the sale are Pat Bullock, Lillian Gibson and Caroline Farnsworth, members of the group Presbyterian Women. The sale is staffed by volunteers, according to Connie Cosgrove, including “sorters” who spend endless Tuesdays and Thursdays unpacking donations, department organizers, and the many who help with clean-up after the event. “This is truly a community effort in the life of our church—a major mission effort,” explains Cosgrove. “We are so happy to be able to …