Managing Junk is what most people would call a Yard Sale. While other's will note that someone else's junk just may be your treasure. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What you need is vision. I picked up a flower arrangement, removed the flowers and added a cute scarecrow to it's center and a black ribbon, and it's nice enough to place on my front door.
We have gifted people, who turned the entire place into a pre-Halloween/harvest atmosphere, both indoors and out with skillfully placed pumpkins, colorful arrangements complete with harvest flowers and bright signs, most of which can be utilized for the many upcoming events through November. Complete with free lollipops and give-away stuffed animals for children, the event had something for all.
Cleverly arranged on segregated eight-foot-tables clad in yellow with brown checked country linens, goods were placed according to their likeness. There was a book section, jewelry section, Christmas section, pictures, wood items, children's toy section, and of course, dishes, and finery's such as glass ware and all sort of knick-knacks. Such an array of items, that the entire large hall was almost filled to capacity.
If that wasn't enough, a complete lunch could be had for as little as $5.00. The aroma of those meal ball grinders filled the air, seducing many a shopper, while occupying one small section of the hall, set-up with round tables, donning white covers and a holiday arrangement. I am told that kept Fr. Peter quite busy in its preparation, while the president of the council helped serve the tables.
If that wasn't enough, a large, long table filled with cookies, breads and pasties of all type, loured you to a place of culinary heaven. How could you just have coffee without inviting the temptuous fare which has your name on it? I purchased a spinach pie for dinner tonight. It was out of this world, good. The layout, sectioned off in the center of the hall, was beautifully done, with centerpieces and white table covers, where people conversed at the round table setting, eating and exchanging, ideas, news and smiles.
This was not your "simple" yard sale, where someones junk was being managed, but a shopper's delight. Everyone found something, even friendship. How could you not like it? It is an event we look forward to each year, because it brings out the best in our little community of church people. Who, as in years past, open the door of welcome to all our neighbors.
Linda, who is the chairperson for the yard-sale portion, outdid herself as usual. She is a pleasure to work with and has earned both the recognition and respect from all for her effort.
Sandra, who is the ladies president, and chairperson of the baked goods section, left us with fond memories of the day, special treats to enjoy later, and our tastebuds watering for the next event.
Those who know father Peter, will agree that he brings more than food to the hungry, but a hunger to know more about the church of St. Michael, it's people and a desire to have you come and see!
Maybe we'll see you there next year?
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