Thursday, June 16, 2011

Have Yard Sale, Promote Zonta

Peconic Bay's first-ever yard sale on May 28, during the Memorial Day weekend, was a great success!

We hung a giant Zonta International banner over Mary Ann's garage, displayed information about Zonta, and talked to interested individuals about Peconic Bay's service and advocacy work in the local community.

Of course, we sold a lot of stuff. It's amazing what you can pull out of your closets and basement that somebody else is willing to put in hers.

Our incidental bake sale proved to be very popular, too. The mini loaves baked by Mary Ann's sister sold out first, followed by Judy's signature cookies.

Part of the money we raised has been set aside for a fund linked to the three Zonta International scholarships:
  • Amelia Earhart Fellowship
  • Women in Business Scholarship
  • Young Women in Public Affairs Award
The remainder was used to help sponsor Ellen's run, which benefits the Ellen Hermanson Breast Cancer Center at Southampton Hospital. Sponsorship entitles Peconic Bay to have the Zonta logo on signage associated with the event. This year, Ellen's Run is on August 21, and several Peconic Bay members plan to walk the 5k (3.1-mile) route.

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