This Saturday the Millburn-Short Hills Historical Society will join St. Stephen’s Church its first Spring Tea and Tag Sale to offset the costs of repairs to the chuch after Irene.
All proceeds from this one-day-only sale will help the church erase the last of the debt incurred when the August 2011 hurricane severely damaged the then newly-refurbished rectory, and a portion of the proceeds will help with historical society with the conservation of the collection.
Former resident Phyllis Collins, owner of Cranberry Row estate sales, joined the many church and historical society volunteers to organize the donations for the tag/rummage sale. Those donations include: antiques, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, books, ephemera, vintage and newer toys, art, and more. A silent auction will be held for a smaller vintage Coach bag, a Ferragamo bag, and a beautiful, old, design-inlaid, leather-top drum table.
Donations are still coming in and the church and historical society welcome and greatly appreciate additional donations on Thursday, May 17 (9 a.m.-noon and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Friday, May 18 (9 a.m.-noon). The sale itself is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please note that the church and historical society regret that the following donations cannot be accepted: used electronics, mattresses, upholstered furniture and textbooks.
Tea and baked goods will be available from and served by the church youth group, on the beautiful lawn in front of the rectory that is now nearing completion of the post-flood repair and refurbishment.
In addition, the Millburn/Short Hills Cookies for Kids' Cancer will host a free Family Fun Day directly across the street at the Bauer Community Center in Taylor Park on the same day, on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring the whole family to the festivities on Main Street, to benefit many wonderful and worthwhile local organizations, while enjoying the fun.
St. Stephen's is located at 119 Main Street in Millburn.
For more information about the Spring Tea and Tag Sale, call 973-376-0688.”