SAUGATUCK, JUNE 12, 2009 -- An "Upscale Sale"
fund-raising event at the Old School House Discovery Center, being
planned by Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society for mid-July,
provides a "win-win-win" opportunity to help support the completion
of this unique community resource and the Society's other volunteer
programs, while clearing out unwanted high-quality household items
and gaining a tax deduction in the process.
Donated items may be dropped off at the Old
School House, 130 Center Street in Douglas, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
Noon on June 20, June 27 and July 11, and Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.
on June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14.
The planned sale anticipates a focus on "value"
items such as antiques, framed art, collectables, jewelry, musical
instruments, cameras, recorders, personal electronics, small power
tools, sports equipment, housewares and small-scale furniture or
The sale will not include home electronics,
computers and peripherals (unless unused and in original packaging),
large-scale furniture, exercise equipment, clothing or small,
For additional information or questions about
whether specific items will be welcomed, or to inquire about a
donation pick-up, call (269) 857-5751.
The Historical Society has been refurbishing the
landmark Old School House in Douglas since early in 2007, aimed at
preserving and converting the building into a community Discovery
Center where children and adults alike can explore the area's
genealogy, history, culture, ecology and architecture through
recreational activities, educational programs, special events and
access to the Society's growing archive of local artifacts, photos,
records and newspapers.
The Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)3
organization with membership open to all and a mission "to provide
leadership in enabling the community to connect with and understand
its past, to preserve the quality of community life and to use the
area's history to shape its future." To learn more about the
Historical Society, its Old School House Discovery Center and its
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