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All that glitters…and more! We need your treasures for our Golden Elephant Sale.

If you find this little pachyderm irresistible, then we've got something to talk about!

If you find this little pachyderm irresistible, then we’ve got something to talk about!

On Saturday, December 3rd–don’t laugh, it’ll be here before you know it!– the Friends will be holding a Golden Elephant Sale as part of Ridgefield’s Hometown celebration.

What’s a Golden Elephant Sale? It’s a place for you to buy high-end, gently used or brand new items at ridiculously reasonable prices. These items are perfect for your holiday gift-giving lists: high-class goods that are oh-so-kind to your budget. Think of this sale as an up-scale White Elephant sale.

But before we can have a Big Top Ballyhoo of a Golden Elephant Sale, we need you to donate YOUR new or upscale, gently used items. And we need them NOW! 

We’re looking for new or like-new gadgets, jewelry, collectibles, fashion accessories, home decor items, glassware, etc. NO clothing, please! Think of the kind of items you would likely see in a nice vintage or recycled items shop. Or items that could be regifted without any hullaballoo.  

What? That catnip mouse you gave me was formerly Mr. Whisters' discarded toy? The never of some humans...

What? That catnip mouse you gave me was formerly Mr. Whisters’ discarded
toy? The nerve of some humans…

To donate items call Ilia (360-727-3387) or  Vicki (513-335-0955) NOW.

Then, on December 3rd, come to the Ridgefield Community Center with your holiday shopping list in hand and get ready to buy, buy, buy and save, save, save!

Everything you do (donating items and buying gifts at the sale) will benefit the Ridgefield Community Library!

Thank you so much for your support!

The Friends of the Ridgefield Library are SO excited about how supportive everyone in the community is when it comes to helping to build a new, bigger, better library!

The Friends of Ridgefield Library applaud this community. You are so supportive of YOUR public library!

 

GIANT Rummage Sale for a Mega-Great Cause!

I don't know about you, but I'm always amazed by what I find when I start my Spring Cleaning.

I don’t know about you, but I’m always amazed by what I find when I start my Spring Cleaning.

Spring is here and that means out with the old and…Golly, now what do I do with all this stuff?

Lucky for you that we have the perfect solution to your Spring Cleaning woes: you pile up what you don’t want anymore and we’ll take it away as a donation to our GIANT Rummage Sale to support the new Ridgefield Library. We are working with Liz Jansen of Battle Ground to coordinate the fundraiser.

She (unlike me) knows what she’s doing in the rummage sale department.

This was my expression the last time anyone merely mentioned me having a garage sale at my house. Trust me, we should leave these things to professionals.

This was my expression the last time anyone merely mentioned me having a garage sale at my house. Trust me, we should leave these things to professionals.

As you are sorting through your garages and closets, if you find any of the following items you wish to donate, please call Liz (360-573-6245) and she will give you her address or call Sarah (360-702-8245) or Jean (360-947-4388) who will come to your home to pick up your donations.

  • holiday decorations (all holidays);
  • household decorations and accessories;
  • furniture;
  • infant, children’s and adult clothing;
  • toys; baby furniture and strollers;
  • bicycles, scooters, wagons, etc.;
  • garden equipment;
  • lawn furniture;
  • linens: bedroom and bathroom, kitchen, dining room (table cloths);
  • kitchen items: pots, pans, small electrical appliances in working order, dishes, glassware, gadgets;
  • lamps;
  • books: fiction, non-fiction, children books, cook books;
  • tools: power tools, manual tools;
  • pictures;
  • mirrors;
  • quilting items: fabric, tools, yarn;
  • arts and crafts items;
  • jewelry;
  • shoes in good condition: men, women, children, infants.

Only gently used items, please.

Liz found that these items generally don’t sell, so please, no: mattresses, electronics, big-back TV’s, exercise equipment, textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, or curtain rods.

So make lots of room in your home and garage then stop by the GIANT Rummage Sale on May 13 and 14 so you can find the treasures that are awaiting you!

We will announce the details about time and location as we get closer to the event.

As always, we thank you for supporting the library!

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The Golden Elephant in the Room

 

Does anyone have one of these to donate for our Golden Elephant Fundraiser?

Does anyone have one of these to donate for our Golden Elephant Fundraiser?

On Saturday, December 5th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, the Friends will be holding a Golden Elephant Sale as part of Ridgefield’s Hometown celebration.

What’s a Golden Elephant Sale? It’s a place for you to buy high-end, gently used items at ridiculously reasonable prices. These items are perfect for your holiday gift-giving lists: high-class goods that are oh-so-kind to your budget. Think of this sale as an up-scale White Elephant sale.

But before we can have a really great Golden Elephant Sale, we need you to donate YOUR up-scale, gently used items. NO clothing, please!

We’re looking for new or like-new gadgets, jewelry, collectibles, fashion accessories, home decor items, glassware, etc. Think of the kind of items you would likely see in a nice vintage or recycled items shop.

Then, on December 5th, come to the Ridgefield Community Center with your holiday shopping list in hand and get ready to buy, buy, buy and save, save, save!

Everything you do (donating items and buying items at the sale) will benefit the new library building fund!

To donate items call Ilia (360-727-3387), Jan (360-887-4288), or Donna (360-887-2200).