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Worth the drive

Published 9:09pm Wednesday, October 17, 2012

About a dozen Bath women have toiled over baskets and bows, pouring their hearts into items for sale at a fundraiser this weekend.
The fundraiser is to benefit St. Thomas’ Glebe House restoration. Located at the corner of Main and Craven streets, the house has been a part of the Bath landscape for more than 180 years.
Despite creating items that could easily sell for $100 or more, the women have lowered their expectations and prices.
Regardless of the time and talent spent to make the baskets and arrangements, the fundraiser is only a success if people show. The volunteers say people don’t drive all the way to Bath for a fundraiser.
We hope they’re wrong.
The fundraiser is well worth the drive. The baskets hold a bounty of donated merchandise and the arrangements are the products of very talented women.
The tag sale includes antiques, crystal stemware, art, toys and gently used furniture.
The Glebe House, will be open Friday and Saturday, giving the public an opportunity to see where the funds are going and the progress volunteers have made since starting the project about two years ago.
The presale party is this Friday, Oct. 19, at the St. Thomas Glebe House and NOE building, 101 Craven Street. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. and is $15 at the door.
Saturday’s sale is from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 923-9141.

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