Hid­den trea­sures to be found at Good­will sale

The Tribune (NZ) - - TERRACE END -

In 2001, Wes­ley Church (St Paul’s Methodist Church) had an op-shop called Af­ford­ables on Cuba St.

Staff mem­ber Doreen Clifton was re­spon­si­ble for much of the do­nated linen items and used to make re­pairs to dam­aged items, to max­imise their sale po­ten­tial.

With a grow­ing stock, and lit­tle room in the shop, Doreen was at a loss as to how to move the items to make way for new stock when fel­low staff mem­ber Va­lerie Dittmer sug­gested they take the stock off site, and have a large one­day sale.

The sale was a re­sound­ing suc­cess, and plans were made to hold the event an­nu­ally; with more cat­e­gories of items be­ing added each year, its pop­u­lar­ity grew and it also be­came known for its col­lectibles se­lec­tion too.

While the staff now run the three Good­will shops in Ter­race End, Walde­grave St and High­bury Ave, the an­nual ‘sale’ had con­tin­ued in its orig­i­nal lo­ca­tion at St Paul’s un­til the 2013 sale when it moved to the Com­mu­nity Leisure Cen­tre on Fer­gu­son St.

This year’s Yes­ter­day’s Trea­sures sale (num­ber 16) will see the same great se­lec­tion of wares avail­able.

As usual, her­itage linen and lace, vin­tage and retro cloth­ing, furs and ac­ces­sories, hab­er­dash­ery, cot­tage craft, jew­ellery, china, sil­ver, glass­ware and col­lectibles will be there. There will be a new sec­tion

There is still time to do­nate items for the sale ... drop them off at the Good­will Ter­race End, Good­will Walde­grave St or Good­will High­bury stores.

with leather jack­ets, where there will be over 50 jack­ets on dis­play plus a sec­tion with mod­ern cloth­ing.

‘‘Ev­ery­one as­so­ci­ated with the sale, and the on­go­ing op­er­a­tion of the stores wish to thank the many gra­cious peo­ple who have do­nated items, both big and small, over the years,’’ says Palmer­ston North Methodist Good­will Ltd man­ager Lyal Bren­ton.

‘‘Also a big thank you to the sale com­mit­tee who spend the year sort­ing, clean­ing, pric­ing and gen­er­ally pre­par­ing the items for sale.’’

This year’s Yes­ter­day’s Trea­sures sale is held at the Com­mu­nity Leisure Cen­tre, 569 Fer­gu­son St, Palmer­ston North, on Satur­day, March 19.

‘‘While the sale only runs from 9am to 2pm, the lines can some­times start to form as early as 7am, so our ad­vice is to put this date in your di­ary and come early; it’s a very pop­u­lar sale.’’

There is still time to do­nate items for the sale, by drop­ping them off at the Good­will Ter­race End, Good­will Walde­grave St or Good­will High­bury stores. For more in­for­ma­tion or to have goods picked up, con­tact Lyal Bren­ton on 350 1464.

All pro­ceeds go to sup­port Methodist So­cial Ser­vices.

Long-serv­ing com­mit­tee mem­bers Lila Mathe­son and Va­lerie Dittmer and Methodist Good­will man­ager Lyal Bren­ton get into the spirit of the Yes­ter­day’s Trea­sures sale.

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