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Even the kitchen sink for sale

Thousands of items to go on block Saturday at Singer Society's Treasure Sale

Thousands of items to go on block Saturday at Singer Society's Treasure Sale

November 09, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

You won't find clothing or appliances during the Singer Society's Treasure Sale on Saturday, but you will find almost everything else, including a kitchen sink.

The fairly new stainless steel kitchen sink, a porcelain bathroom sink, a variety of carpets - including Oriental rugs, as well as jewelry, pottery, furniture, glassware, garden accessories and gift items will be for sale.

Thousands of new and used items donated by community members as well as gift certificates and items donated by local merchants will be offered at reduced prices during the sale at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in City Park, said Judy Waters, a Singer Society board member.

Last year, the sale raised almost $19,000 for the museum, the most the sale has ever raised, Waters said.

The sale, in its seventh year, is hosted by the Singer Society, the museum's volunteer group named after the museum's founders, Anna Brugh and William Henry Singer Jr.

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The museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Two of the special exhibits during the anniversary celebration are currently on display so treasure sale patrons can see as they peruse items in the various galleries. Those exhibits are "Our Fondest Dreams & Hopes: Celebrating 75 Years" and "Among Friends: Drawings by Dooijewaard & Singer."

"Really, it's fun. It's a neat tradition," said Cheryl Strong, who is co-chairwoman of this year's sale with Carolyn Emerson.

The sale often is a wonderful opportunity for people to stop by and see the museum's exhibits while they shop, Strong said.




If you go ...



WHAT: Singer Society's Treasure Sale

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11

WHERE: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown

COST: Admission is free.

MORE: A preview party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. A donation of $10 is requested for admission to the preview party. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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