|The "librarian look" hasn't changed much since I was going to school.|
Community organizations such as our church were permitted to sell goods for fundraising purposes. (All our proceeds went to hunger and education charities.) Keeping in mind the 3 R's of Earth Day, we applied heavy discounts from the start because we didn't want to have anything left at the close. Children's books at 3 for $1 moved quickly, and everything else was between 50 cents and $2.
|The church booth was crowded in the morning.|
|Prescriptions were recycled and transit alternatives were explained here.|
Intrigued by our sign, a middle-aged engineer from India spent half an hour asking questions about the Episcopal Church, its history and relationship with the Church of England, and the Anglican communion's place within Christendom. I think he appreciated my non-proselytizing explanations; well, it's hard to ride on a high horse when the church was founded by Henry VIII under ignoble circumstances.
By day's end we had collected nearly $400 and disposed of most of our inventory. The remainder was donated to PARCA, which has assisted the developmentally disabled on the Peninsula for over half a century.
|Bowditch Middle School students helped take down the tent.|