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Trinity’s Annual White Elephant Sale

Shoppers take your mark! One of the most anticipated rummage sales is coming up this weekend starting April 30th and ending May 2nd. I recently learned that this sale has been going strong for over 100 years. What makes the sale so appealing is the way much of the merchandise is acquired. Instead of waiting for people to drop off old junk from their garages, a team of volunteers actually scours the area looking for quality donations. Shoppers come to pick up furniture, handbags, shoes and even artwork.

Proceeds from the sale go towards Trinity Church – the same place where the shopping spree is held. In recent years, the money raised has given the church the ability to make repairs that it would not normally have been able to afford. Considering that Trinity has now been placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, every Buffalonian who shops at the church can feel good about doing his or her part to preserve an important component of the city’s architecture.

*Trinity’s Annual White Elephant Sale will take place on April 30 through May 2, 2010 at 371 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.  The sale opens on Friday with a Pre-sale from 5:30-7:30 PM.; admission is $5.  Saturday’s sale is free and runs from 9 AM-2 PM.  Sunday from Noon to 2 PM is Bag Sale Day where you can fill an enormous bag for just $10.

Trinity Church
371 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202-1699
(716) 852-8314

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