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Friday, May 20, 2011

FOSH garage sale, house tour, other events make for big weekend

Stuff! Stuff you must have!

Plainfield's annual monster event is upon us -- the annual FOSH (Friend of Sleepy Hollow) Yard Sale is this weekend, Saturday AND Sunday. (The 'Maidens In May' house tour is Sunday -- see separate post.)

The FOSH event draws thousands of eager bargain-hunters to Plainfield each year. The sale is from 9 AM - 4 PM both days, offering some of the best 'stuff' in New Jersey. The best place to start is along Watchung Avenue -- just look for balloons. Maps of participating homes are available at each location.

In addition, a number of other yard sale opportunities with SPECIAL EMPHASES --

  • Saturday - May 21 (Rain date: Sunday). 9 AM - 3 PM. Yard Sale Benefiting Animal Support Groups. This is the 5th annual multi-household yard sale to benefit a variety of groups and organizations supporting animals. Clothing, kitchen/household, antiques/collectibles, books, furniture and more. At 1326 Watchung Avenue.

  • Saturday - May 21. 9 AM - 3 PM. Annual Grace Episcopal Church Yard Sale. This year's sale is in memory of longtime enthusiast/coordinator John Eklund,  who recently passed away. Bargains galore, including kid's clothes, kitchen wares, furniture and decorative accessories, electronics, toys, jewelry and books, CDs and DVDs. At Grace Episcopal Church, corner of East 7th Street and Cleveland Avenue (parking in public lot across from church).

  • Saturday - May 21. 9 AM - 4 PM. [Plainfield Symphony] FOSH Garage Sale. All sales at this location benefit the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, which begins its 92nd season in September. At 900 Charlotte Road (corner of Watchung Avenue). Saturday only.

  • Saturday - May 21. 9 AM - 4 PM. [Plainfield Garden Club] FOSH Garage Sale. Sales at this location will benefit programs of the Plainfield Garden Club, which maintains the Shakespeare Garden in Cedar Brook Park as well as other gardening and outreach activities in the community. At 1734 Sleepy Hollow Lane. Saturday only.
You won't want to miss these opportunities!

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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