By Liz Hezlep
This yearmarks the 40th annual Treasures & Trivia benefit rummage sale of thePasadena Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (see details below) and 140members gathered for a preview, and pre-sale shopping opportunity, at a fashionshow luncheon held on-site Thursday Oct. 21. President of the Guild BeckyGarnett introduced Treasures & Trivia Chairs Ann Miller and Barbara Millerat a brief membership meeting before the festivities got underway.
Once againthere was the customary fashion show made up of styles from the sale racks andmodeled by members, following which was another- a rather unconventional“green” – fashion show narrated by Jinny Wilcott of San Marino, who madesuggestions in good fun on how we could save the environment. Cleverly, eachstyle was either green or recycled. Included was a dress made literally ofmoney (“greenbacks”), a dress made from recycled junk, and a gentleman from theemerald isle, modeled by Dr. David Warburton in authentic costume. Dr.Warburton, a pediatric surgeon and director of developmental Biology at thehospital, proudly showed off the glen plaid suit he was wearing, having changedout of the Irish costume. He admitted, “I got this at T&T – it cost me$20.”
Elegant boxlunches were served, provided by Fresh Gourmet of San Marino, which included aturkey croissant sandwich, fruit and pasta salads, topped off by a chocolatechip cookie.
Followinglunch members were given the opportunity to shop for a wide-ranging variety ofitems including books; children and toys; fine arts; garden items, holidaydecorations; shoes, and much , much more.
Among themembers enjoying the fashions were June Banta, Harriett Plunkett, VirginiaEddington, Maurene Bell, Jackie Flynn, Lucy HIlands, Kelsey Hall, PetrieWilson; Gloria Renwick, Rary Simmons, Jane Wells, Ruth Harbour, Sally Boyle,Barbara Baptie, Nancy Porteous, Ruth Kokka, Tempe Brooks, Cece Horne, KarenSweeney, Mikie Marsh, Carol McGhee, Janet Marangi, Lois Matthews, and others.
You won’twant to miss this largest, longest running, and most incredible rummage sale.Admission is free and it will take place Oct. 29 (11am -5pm); Oct. 30 (11 am to3 pm) and Oct. 31 (11 am- 4 pm) at 3350 Electronic Drive, north of Foothill Blvd between Sierra Madre Villaand Halstead St.The sale site was again donated by BRCP 465 Halstead, LLC.
You willfind over 20,000 sq. ft of bargains including vintage, couture and gently usedclothing, antiques, art, estate items, furniture, jewelry , linens sportinggoods, household items, small electronics, books,children’s clothing and muchmore.
Guildmembers work throughout the year sorting, culling and marking merchandise forsale to the public. Committee members,in addition to fashion coordinator JInnyWilcott, include T&T chairs Ann Miller and Barbara Miller. MerchandiseChairs are Ludie Driscoll, Kathy Goodwin, Lynn McCarthy, Maureen Norgaard.Department Chairs:Books:Valerie Weiss, Allene Nungesser. Childrens & Toys:Julie Withers, Linda Stroud. Fine Art:Darrell Banta, Cece Horne, Beth Stevens,Carrie Rabkin, Anne Higgins. Furniture: Rita Bristol, Sara Shelton, MichelleDoney. Garden: Kathy Miller, Diane Toland. Holiday:BarbaraBaptie, Sallly Doll, Karen Reynolds, Kelly Talt.Housewares/Electronics:JoJeanneAngeloff, Shari Boultinghouse, Mary Fitzgibbons. Jewelry: Jinny Dalbeck, LynnDotts. Ladies Clothing: Joni Baker, Catherine Krell, Ruth Kokka, MillieSteinbrecher. Linens: Terri Caldwell, Gail Nackel, Susan Reitnouer. Mens: NancyTwist. Notions: Nancy Lewis, Mary Heartfield, Brenda Owen, Kelly Rouse. Shoes& Accessories: Lucy Crumrine, Jeannette Martin, Jinny Wilcott. Sports/Travel: Liz Kneier, Lorrie Forgatch.
ThePasadena Guild has been affiliated with Childrens Hospitalsince 1947. Its purpose is to raise funds for the hospital’s research,education, and patient services programs. Proceeds from the sale support lifesaving research and patient care at the Hospital.
The SabanResearch Institute at the hospital is among the largest and most productivepediatric research facilities in the U.S. Founded in 1901 Childrens Hospital LA is one of the mation’sleading children’s hospitals and is acknowledged world wide for its leadershipin pediatric and adolescent health.
For moreinformation about Treasures and Triva benefit rummage sale visitwww.treasuresandtrivia.org or call (626) 792-GIVE (4483).
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