Archive for the ‘Sale’ Category
The Golden Age Club is for Greenbelt seniors ages 60 and over, and the group meets every Wednesday morning from the Community Center. The club’s activities include speakers, birthday lunches, field trips, and, once a year, a yard sale and bake sale at Roosevelt Center. This year’s Golden Age Club yard sale and bake sale took place on a pleasant late September Saturday morning.
Solange Hess (left), who is a member of the Golden Age Club volunteering at the yard sale, shows a plate to a shopper.
June 16, 17
It is a generally known fact that Greenbelters, especially those living in Old Greenbelt, love yard sales. Every weekend when the weather is nice, there will be several roadside sales. On Saturday morning, motorists entering Old Greenbelt on Southway are often greeted with several tables at the intersection of Ridge Road and Southway. This past weekend I visited four roadside yard sales, three along Ridge Road and one on Northway, and they were all different.
This weekend, St. Hugh Catholic Church is holding its annual Rummage Sale, and enterprising Greenbelters know that there will be many cars going to the sale on Ridge Road. Here Donell (left) and Angela set up their table on the south side of the road not far from the church.
The advertisement in the Greenbelt News Review reads: “ESTATE SALE THIS WEEKEND – June 1, 2, & 3. Rain or shine. Entire household including antiques, glass and ceramics, furniture, paintings, bronzes, kitchen items, Depression glass, books and more. Thousands of items. Friday/Sat/Sun, 9 – 4 each day. Sunday is 1/2 price day.”
Tim and Dave chat in front of their parents’ house. Their parents Bill and Stella bought this GHI house in 2000 and greatly enjoyed living in Old Greenbelt. From their home it is a short walk to the Roosevelt Center, library, and Community Center, and they participated in many activities and made many friends. One of the their regrets, Tim tells me, was that they had not moved to Greenbelt earlier. Bill passed away in 2009 and Stella recently in April 2012.
“The Greenbelt Elementary School Parent and Teacher Association is holding a yard sale on April 29th Sunday from 9am-noon on the grass in front of the library and the community center. We have toys, children’s items, clothes, household items and books. There is something for everyone! Stop by and pick up a gently used item, all funds will go directly towards technology at Greenbelt Elementary School! I look forward to seeing you there!” — Gretchen Schock’s email to the Greenbelters Yahoo Group.
Gretchen Schock has two sons in the Greenbelt Elementary School, and she is also a yoga teacher (see my visit to her yoga class here). For this sale, she collected items (many of them were stored in her car) and obtained a permit to use the Community Center lawn. Here, at 8:35 am, she is setting up.