Attic Treasure Sale raises funds for Historical Society

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Nathan Kiel looks over some items offered during the Spring Lake Historical Society’s Attic Treasures sale on Sept. 19. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Historical made some history of its own this past weekend, hosting its first ever Attic Treasures Sale at the Spring Lake Train Station drawing crowds in search of unique antiques and gifts recently.

The items on sale on Saturday, Sept. 19 were all donations that the Historical Society had received both over the years and in recent months from local supporters. 

The proceeds raised from the sale go to general upkeep and operations at the museum at the municipal building, which was a major help for the society who was unable to host its biggest fundraiser, the Spring Lake House Tour, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shoppers entered the train station to a room filled with all kinds of different knick-knacks and gifts, including silver and crystal. Other items for sale included local artwork, framed photos, postcards, memorabilia, light furniture, coffee table books and other household items. The historical society decided not to take any clothing or children’s toys out of sanitation concerns.

All purchases made were considered a donation by the Historical Society, which is a nonprofit organization. The monies raised will continue to keep the museum up and running and keep the history of Spring Lake alive.

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