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that we often hear:
people came because of your article in the Survival Guide section
of the March 27 issue — thanks again for the publicity.
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I just want to share with you the great success Trinity
Church enjoyed with our annual rummage sale. Your publicity (U.S.
1, March 13) was frequently mentioned.
By 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, my own sister held number 545 in the
line to get in. The night before, during the Better Dresses Preview
Sale, we made over $4,000 in less than two hours with 110 customers.
Of course, we said we would only sell 50 tickets. After we let the
first 50 ticket holders go upstairs to the sale, we sold "standby
tickets," allowing a shopper to enter after someone had left.
Everyone got to shop, and we had to shoo the shoppers out at 9:20
All of our "departments" reported similar brisk sales. We
put two sailboats on the lawn and sold them in an open auction on
Our best rummage story involves a distraught parrot and a see-through
In the pocketbook department in Pierce Hall, a woman cried out in
excitement when she found a collapsible drawstring pocketbook that
had see-through plastic at the top with mesh string at the bottom,
all of which could fold down, the kind of pocketbook you would use
to carry home extra, small packages from a trip abroad.
"I was just going to make one of these, and now I don’t have to.
THIS IS WONDERFUL," she exclaimed.
Great, we said, that was great. Lady, you can have the pocketbook.
It was a $2 pocketbook.
"No, no, " she said, "You don’t understand. I have a pet
parrot, and now I can carry him around with me, and he can sit in
the mesh, and be able to look out through the plastic, and see
You see, if he can’t look out, he gets sad."
Thank you to editor Nicole Plett and to writer Diana Wolf.
2002 Trinity Church Rummage Sale
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