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Woman’s Club of Greenwich tag sale set for Friday, Saturday

August 3, 2017 GMT

GREENWICH — Greenwich bargain hunters will be in their glory at The Woman’s Club of Greenwich tag sale, which begins Friday.

The sale is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the club’s headquarters, 89 Maple Ave. Volunteers were working throughout Thursday to put the finishing touches on the sale preparations, sorting through donations that filled the floor of the building.

According to Billie Jean de Gruchy, chairman of the tag sale committee, donations included antique furniture, dishes and dining sets, figurines and knick knacks and brand new kitchen items from breadmakers and Cuisinarts to large George Foreman grills. Fabrics and drapes will be for sale as well as arts and crafts items and sporting goods.

The sale goods come from club member donations. De Gruchy estimated that nearly 40 volunteers would be working throughout the two days of the sale.

The Woman’s Club, de Gruchy said, is dedicated to philanthropy.

“The money we raise goes into the gifting we do in March when we give to various community projects,” de Gruchy said. “We give money to the town for kids to be able to go to camp. We give to Meals on Wheels and Neighbor to Neighbor. We give to lots of community organizations, and one of our biggest goals is to give money to scholarships to help kids go to college. What we collect, we give out.”

Scholarships typically range to $2,000 to $3,000 per student. The club members hope to give up to six scholarships each year, de Gruchy said.

The tag sale, a town tradition for well over a decade, is done every two years. The club also holds an annual Holiday Boutique.

“Even though this is an extremely wealthy town, there are a lot of people who are hurting in Greenwich,” de Gruchy said. “We want to be able to help our community. The more we give out, the better we feel.”

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