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Woman's Club to hold plant sale, thrift shop reopening

Published 4:38 pm, Thursday, May 2, 2013
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The Westport Woman's Club plans to host its annual plant sale and grand re-opening of its Curio Cottage thrift shop from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the club, 44 Imperial Ave.

The sale, one of the club's signature fundraisers, will offer a wide array of annuals for sun and shade, hanging baskets in several sizes, brightly colored tropicals, unusual foliage, herbs, sedums and nonstop bloomers, such as the fibrous begonia. Experts will be on hand to share tips and answer garden questions.

Upgrades to the 600-square-foot Curio Cottage, which has sold items such as collectibles, artwork and linens since opening in June 1999, include of repainting of the interior, replacing the carpet, and installing shelving. A holding wall for donations also was built for donations needing to be processed.

All of the club's sale proceeds go to support its philanthropic efforts, including scholarships and grants to organizations throughout Fairfield County.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the thrift shop will take place at 1 p.m Sunday, May 5. First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (D), Second Selectwoman Shelley Kassen (D), state Sens. John McKinney, R-28, and Toni Boucher, R-26, and state Reps. Jonathan Steinberg, D-136, and Gail LaVielle, R-143, have been invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

The club accepts tax-deductible donations of used goods for the Curio Cottage and provides tax receipts for donated items.

Donations for the grand opening can be dropped off during the thrift shop's normal hours from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Call the club at 203-227-4240 to discuss special arrangements.