Dutch Fair

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The 68th annual Dutch Fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event benefits local church missions. Items for sale include books, toys, next-to-new clothing, plants and household furnishings. There will also be a silent auction and kiddie fair with games and activities. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at 1 p.m.

In 1949, the church held the first Dutch Fair to raise money to rebuild the church building lost in a fire.  Since that time, the fair has evolved into an event geared more toward helping members of the wider community.  Not only are used household items, clothing, toys and books – all in fine condition – sold at bargain prices, but a substantial amount of the income from the fair is given back to the community through designated mission gifts.  In 2015, our 67th annual Dutch Fair, the first $7500 earned was applied to local food programs, the substance abuse program of a sister church, and a 2016 summer lunch program. Additional funds have also been set aside for refugee resettlement and to support items which may be needed for our KIDS Hope program.  The remainder of fair income helps us maintain and improve our buildings and grounds, which are used by many community groups during the year.

To Donate Items
During church business hours, ask the office administrator for the key to the green shed (the garage next to the church parking lot)
Please leave your clothing donations downstairs in the green shed on the tables to the right.
All other donations can be carried upstairs. We’ll gladly carry what you can’t manage; leave items near steps.
Call the office for extra large donations – we can work with you.
Seniors may call the office for help.
The green shed will be unlocked on the third Sunday of each month during church hours.

What We Need
The following donations are especially helpful to our community, and sell easily:
Clean, gently used clothing and household linens (towels, bedding). Children’s clothing is especially needed.
Household items such as kitchen supplies, small electrical appliances and tools.
Home decorations like candles, picture frames, flower arrangements and baskets.
Holiday decor
Small furniture (must be easy to lift and store)
Toys
Books
Jewelry

What We Want
Antique and vintage items bring in the crowds, and the higher prices. We’ll gladly sell the “old stuff” in your attic, basement, kitchen or closet. (Even items from the 1960s are now collectible)

What We Don’t Want
NO Glass-Monitor TVs or computer screens. They do not sell, landfills don’t accept them and it costs our church money to dispose of them. Please don’t donate them.
NO computers
NO tires
NO large, upholstered furniture
NO junk, nothing filthy, nothing that belongs in the dumpster

Thank you, and God bless you!

 

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