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Festival Day October 8 is coming fast!

ARE YOU READY?

 

Have you marked your calendars? Our Festival raises much needed funds for our Meeting. As a participant in our Meeting community, you can help with the Festival in many ways. But because we don’t have that many people in our Meeting, everyone needs to help in several and pull together to make this Festival the best ever.

You, the volunteers of our Festival, are what make it successful. Without people to grill hot dogs and sell food, sell plants, help with the kids activities, and work in the Friends Mercantile, there wouldn’t be a Festival. Plus, we need folks to help us set up the Friends Mercantile from Oct. 4 to 9, 9:30 AM to 4 PM and to clean up after 4 P.M. on the day of the Festival, as well as the next day.

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THE FRIENDS MERCANTILE NEEDS GOODS TO SELL

Don’t wait until the last minute. Look through your attic, garage or basement and donate your unwanted items to the Friends Mercantile. As in past years, we’ll be checking items to make sure they’re good to sell. We’ve discovered the items in good condition not only sell better, but we can charge more, thus keeping our profit up. So please select carefully. All donated items MUST be clean and in working order. It’s also important to put Mercantile 2012 on your bag or box. ALL ITEMS MUST BE GIVEN TO ATTENDANTS on Sundays after Meeting or by appointment. If you’re donating books, please pack them in brown bags or boxes and deposit them in the Schoolhouse outside the library under the bulletin board..  

WE WILL ACCEPT

Kitchen wares
Kid’s Toys
Bed linens
Scarves & belts
Like-new small appliances
Jewelry
Backpacks/Portfolios
Whole puzzles/games
Tablecloths
Software (Windows 2000/XP)
Gift items
Bags & purses
Holiday decorations
Seasonal items
Placemats/napkin sets
Kids’ sporting equipment
Unique items
Small rugs
Antiques/collectibles

 

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT

Large baby equipment
Solvents/paints
Large furniture
Building materials
Skis/boots
Large appliances
Old computers
Stuffed animals
Bowling balls
Fireplace screens
Kids play units
Exercise equipment
Luggage
Old Christmas lights
Trophies
Clothing/shoes
Plastic ware
Mattresses/springs
Text/outdated books
Kids’ car seats
Auto parts
Outdated guidebooks
Large rugs
Homemade decorations
Non-working electronics
Outdated printers

 DON’T BRING ANYTHING YOU WOULDN’T BUY YOURSELF!

 

CRAFT VENDORS NEEDED FOR FALL FESTIVAL
Great vendors attract more patrons and more patrons help to make the entire Festival a success. If you know a craft vendor that you think would be a great addition to our Festival, please get their contact information.

QUAKER BAKERS PLEASE RISE
Fall Festival patrons love the sweets that we sell in our Friendly Café—we’re the BEST. It’s not too early to begin baking goodies for the Friendly Café. Muffins, coffee cakes, brownies, cookies–chocolate chip, oatmeal, whoopie pies, sugar, peanut Butter, snickerdoodles, decorated cutouts–and Festival Fudge. Bake and freeze for the Festival. Don’t forget those delicious 9-inch pumpkin and apple pies and small cakes. And have the kids make plain or caramel popcorn and chocolate-dipped pretzels and package them in zip-lock bags. Package easy-to-eat items individually. For delicious Friendly Cafe Recipes, click here.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR OUR SILENT AUCTION?
Consider donating new or fine unique items like antiques or collectibles for our silent auction. Special interest theme baskets (spa, sewing, reading, etc.), new books, art work, new small appliances, small furniture, quilts, new linens in packaging, vintage clothing, etc. Smaller items are easier to manage.    

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