TREASURE HUNTERS, take note of the annual Vintage and Collectors Sale next week at the new Community Clothing Store of North East Social Action Program Inc. in Hampstead.
A love for lace or an affection for fedoras could be the draw to the vintage sale. Items date to the 1950s and earlier.
Featured items are clothing and accessories. This year's sale offers collectible porcelain figurines, dolls and glassware. Books and other items will be included.
The two-day sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 1 at NESAP's new store at 1046 S. Carroll St. The store is accessible from Houcksville Road or Gill Avenue.
The vintage sale will benefit NESAP, a consortium of churches that assists those in need. NESAP was supported by 24 Carroll County congregations last year, and provided services - including rent, energy assistance, food, medical aid and transportation - to about 700 families.
During the vintage sale, donations of standard-size staple items to replenish the pantry are encouraged. Items in short supply include canned pears, applesauce, baked beans, peanut butter, sugar, breakfast bars, pancake syrup, canned juices, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.
Donations of clothing, linens, toys and small household items are taken at the loading dock on the left side of the Carroll Street building. No furniture is accepted. Large donations of food items are taken at the door to the right of the building, and NESAP requests a phone call before delivery to ensure prompt storage.
Volunteer positions are available for those who have a knack for sorting donated clothing, arranging it in the sales room, and being sales assistants. Hours are flexible. One part-time paid position for assistant clothing store manager is also available.
Explore local business
More than 80 local small businesses and community service organizations will gather under one roof for the 18th annual Hampstead Business Association Expo. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at North Carroll High School.
Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day. Booths will offer drawings or prizes.
The expo is free.
Hampstead Business Association can be found on the Internet at www.hampsteadbusiness.com.
Pat Brodowski's North neighborhood column appears each Wednesday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.