Hidden treasures to be found at Goodwill sale
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.