BRADLEY BEACH — The St. Martha’s Guild of the St. James Episcopal Church held a successful and impactful rummage sale this past week. The event took place on Thursday, Oct. 12; Friday, Oct. 13; and Saturday, Oct. 14, in the church basement.
Off 4th Avenue and into the entrance adjacent to the Bradley Beach Food Pantry, visitors walked into a hallway that led to a tabled gallery of clothes and linen, toys, pottery and other necessities, and for cheap too. The church also designated multiple backrooms behind the main hall for specific clothing needs [business casual for both men and women, childrens’ pajamas and winter clothing].
Christine Knight, vice president of the womens’ guild, touched on doing good for the Bradley Beach for the group’s namesake. “St. Martha was a helper and doer…and this is something that we do once a year,” said Ms. Knight. “I’ve been doing this for about 17 years. People are dedicated to the church because the church is so loving and giving.”
People were given options to choose items ranging anywhere from $20 to as little as 50 cents. Guild President Holly Toohey referred to the items the church had on display as “things we want people to have and be able to afford.”
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