The Briarcliff Congregational Church Rummage Sale is growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. Every year attendance is more than the year before, and they expect this year to be no exception. The line starts forming well before 8 am for the 9 am start.
I spoke to Penny Wolf, the President of Briarcliff Congregational Church Women’s Society, which runs the Rummage Sale along with Janet Moulton and Helen Buerger, part of the Rummage Team, which organizes all aspects of getting the sale off the ground. Preparations start three to four months in advance, and it takes a whole week (and numerous volunteers) just to set up the space for the one-day sale.
The main floor is men, women, and children’s clothing. All items on the floor are under ten dollars and under and many, even less. They have a separate boutique section for shoes and handbags. They have a Nearly New Women’s Room with high-end clothing, and those prices are more than reasonable for designer merchandise. They have an incredibly popular jewelry section in their own room, and this year there will be more sterling silver than ever. Toy and games are back this year and are always a big hit. There is a separate room for linens, including comforters, blankets, curtains, and much more. They also have another room for fine China and collectibles. There is a white elephant tent sale outside with small furniture and household items.
The community comes together for this sale with many volunteers, and they have become known as the “Rummage Angels.” These volunteers show up year after year, and they now bring along a friend or family member, so the group is growing and much appreciated by the Rummage Team.
All proceeds benefit the church and community members in need of help. The proceeds also benefit many local charities, including IFCA (Interfaith Council for Action), New Beginnings, Juvenile Diabetes, Hope’s Door, and Hudson Valley Hospice, to name a few.
Helen provided me with pictures from last year’s sale to show you how big this sale is. I know I will be there this year, and I look forward to becoming a volunteer. I think this is going to be one incredible sale! Don’t miss it!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023
9 am-4 pm Briarcliff Congregational Church
South State Road at Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, New York