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.