Do you need the perfect gift or an unusual piece to finish a room?
Do you believe that “One man’s trash….”?
Are you free this weekend?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the best place for you this weekend is the Alden Depot.
Friends, neighbors, collectors, & “pickers” will congregate this weekend to browse, haggle, & carry home some of the treasures from the Helena Township Historical Society’s Antique & Cottage decor Sale. Even though that’s a mouthful, this is the 11th year for the sale/fund-raiser.
Here’s how it works…
This could be your last best chance to clean out the cupboard or closet that got overlooked in your spring cleaning extravaganza. If you have fabulous things to sell, go to the Alden Depot Wednesday, Thursday or Friday between 9:00 & 11:00. Pick up a tag for each item you have to sell. The tags have two halves so go home, fill out both halves but don’t tear them apart. Attach a tag to each of your items. The items you intend to sell need to be priced at $10.00 or more & keep in mind when setting your prices, that the Historical Society receives 20%. The money the Society makes from the sale goes directly to the Alden Depot so the whole community benefits in the long run. You’ll need to put your phone number on the tags as well so if people want to haggle, they can simply call you.
Saturday morning, take your treasures to the Depot between 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 am. The lovely folks from the HTHS will gladly help you display your stuff. You don’t have to be present for the entire two-day event, but you should plan on helping out for 3 or 4 hours. Helping out is a good thing because you are almost certain to find something at the sale that you probably can’t live without.
For Shoppers, this is the best part…
The sale officially starts Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Take my word for it, you want to be there at 9:59! You can search for treasures, pick up an eclectic trinket, chat with your friends & neighbors, or just enjoy the fresh air by the lake. Treasure hunting doesn’t get any better than this. The sale runs both Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00.
In the tragic event your items don’t sell, the Historical Society is asking that you pick them up Sunday at 4:00. You need to turn in your unsold tags. You will receive an envelope in the mail with your loot. Don’t be afraid to help with the tear-down & clean up. The more the merrier!!!