Trinkets, treasures fund futures

Getting back to business of fundraising for education. Pictured are Jose Jenkins and Kathy Stewart.

The Alpine Woman’s club held a two-day yard sale this past weekend at a member’s home in lieu of hosting its usual Attic Treasures sale typically held at the Town Hall building it main­tains.

With patrons arriving in easy waves down the sunny drive­way, volunteers in yellow aprons worked in shifts to keep tables neatly stocked and sales run­ning smoothly. Patrons chatted while paying for their goodies, musing over what they’d found on the long tables laid out with everything from glass platters to vintage jewelry to holiday deco­rations.

Club president Rayna Pfau said the majority of the proceeds from the sale will go toward their Scholarship, Preservation and Education Foundation and was the best they could pull off given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The yard sale, club spokesper­son Kathy Stewart said, was en­tirely dependent on community donations. Although she hesi­tated to name how much they might raise over the weekend, she did say the event appeared to be successful, based on early Saturday numbers.

“We’re delighted we can con­tinue to support Alpine students through the generosity of every­one who donated sale items,” Stewart said.

Even a small donation rep­resents an investment in local, graduating seniors, Stewart said, while they are embarking on col­lege and other pursuits in an ex­tremely challenging time.

This year marks the second one where graduating seniors have not been on campus for part of the year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the restric­tions placed upon students for the past and current school year,

Stewart said, this year’s appli­cants will be given special con­sideration.

Ever y year, the scholarship committee makes a decision on how many scholarships to give out and what increments will be awarded, depending on how many students submit an appli­cation.

The club was tr ying to raise enough this year to give any­where between three and six scholarships out to graduating seniors who live in Alpine.

Visit www.alpinewomansclub. org for more information on this and other Woman’s Club pro­grams.

Trinkets, treasures fund futures

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