The Greater Lewes Community Village invites local residents to learn more about its programs and shop for bargains at a Treasures from the Attic sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, in the former power plant next to the GLCV office at 225 Schley Ave. in Lewes, near the water tower.
"In addition to raising money for the organization, the sale is a great way to introduce ourselves to people,” said Jackie Finer, a retired gerontologist and founder of the GLCV, who is spearheading arrangements for the event.
GLCV board members and volunteers will be on hand to share information and answer questions about the local organization, which is a member of the Village to Village Network of more than 200 similar groups throughout the United States. These villages are designed to provide communities of support to help people live active lives in their own homes as they grow older.
The local village, which welcomed its first members in fall 2013, recently extended its Lewes boundaries south to Postal Lane, west to Belltown and Jimtown, north to Red Mill Pond, and east to the Delaware Bay.
Members pay a yearly fee that gives them access to various forms of volunteer assistance and referrals to approved local vendors. Proceeds from the Treasures from the Attic sale will help build a scholarship fund for reduced-price memberships that are available to those who qualify.
Among the antiques, collectibles and other goods available will be a never-used portable juicer and microwave; a Spode teapot and other china; lamps; ceramic dishes; furniture, including a mahogany vanity top with mirror and two mahogany and hemp stools; a new handcrafted quilt; and an “antique yellow phone that works,” said Finer.
Donations, except clothing and electronics, are welcome and may be delivered to the GLCV office from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays through Wednesday, Aug. 27. For pickup of large items, contact Finer at 302-644-8079. Donors will receive receipts for income tax purposes.
“We’re very happy that we have space for the sale,” said Finer, who expressed gratitude to the Lewes Department of Public Works, the Lewes Police Department, Lewes in Bloom, and the boat builders from the Lewes Historical Society, who have all moved or consolidated items so the sale can take place under cover, rain or shine.
She also praised members of the sale committee, including Arlene Matzkin, Christine Cronenwett, Mary Ann Etu, Mac McMahon, Ann Norman, Diane Issel, Mary Conti and Pat Sheehy.
For more information on the Greater Lewes Community Village, go to www.greaterlewescommunityvillage.org or call the office, 302-703-2568.