Thrift Sale to benefit Brooklyn landmark
Thrift Sale at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House on November 17, 2007. (Photo by Vincent La Marca)
BROOKLYN - The New Utrecht Reformed Church opens its Parish House Saturday, April 25, for a thrift sale with proceeds to benefit restoration of the historic church complex. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is available in the church lot at 18th Ave. between 83rd and 84th Streets.
"We'll have great prices on a wide range of items," says Rose Giannini Lood, a church leader who remembers her mother would put things aside for the sale when Rose was just a child. "This time," says Mrs. Lood, a church member for more than 70 years, "we'll have many new and gently used articles of clothing, along with beautiful linens and shoes, with books, toys, electronics, compact discs, handbags, jewelry and housewares."
Refreshments and a light lunch will be available to purchase.
The New Utrecht church was founded in 1677. Next to the Parish House, the sanctuary, built in 1828, is undergoing a $2 million repair and restoration. A famous "Liberty Pole," the last of its kind, stands on the church's front lawn. Subway and bus lines are nearby.
Information on the history of the town of New Utrecht and the landmark church is available by calling (718) 256-7173 or logging onto www.historicnewutrecht.org and www.newutrechtchurch.org. Information also can be obtained by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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