Woman’s Club Pot Luck Supper in September
This year’s September 21st Pot Luck Supper is going to be a very special event! As part of our support for the Washington Grove Elementary School, we will be holding two fun auctions to raise money for a Field Trip Fund to help ensure that all students can participate in the educational benefits of going on field trips.
And what, you ask, are these two fun auctions? Well, one is A Chinese Auction, where tickets are sold for 50 cents each, and then placed in the container in front of the item. At 8:00 pm a ticket will be drawn from each container and the winners can claim their prizes. This type of auction is especially fun for kids.
The other is A Silent Auction, where a bidding sheet is placed in front of each item, with the approximate value of the item, the opening bid and the bidding increments listed at the top, and at 8:00 pm the sheets are collected and the highest bid wins.
To make these auctions successful, we need donations of goods or services, with various items suitable for all age groups. We especially need new items, artworks and antiques, and of course, we always appreciate checks! The deadline for auction donations is Friday, September 14th, and they can be dropped at the usual places, or at Brenda Gumula’s house at 207 Maple Road.
Please contact any members of the Auction Committee with questions: Brenda Gumula (301-869-5118), Terry Kirtz (301-990-7935), Liz Robertson (301-407-1985) or Wendy Weisbard (301-330-1012).
We Did it Again!
Once again, we’ve proved that Washington Grove is the little town with the big heart! Our emergency drive to provide new underwear for the needy children of the County was most successful, and we were able to donate over 100 pair! This will be an ongoing need, so we will always be happy to accept donations of new underwear for boys and girls, toddlers to teens, or of money so we can purchase the underwear.
Summer is when our club concentrates on our Community Outreach projects, but this year we seem to be falling behind. We haven’t been getting donations for our annual Coats, Hats, Scarves and Other Winter Wear Drive or for our Gude Men’s Shelter Project. Without your help, we won’t be able to provide much needed winter wear to the needy children of Washington Grove Elementary School, or new white socks and hygiene products to the homeless men at the Gude Shelter.
This year we are also trying to help the teachers at Washington Grove Elementary School ensure that students have the tools needed to succeed in school, by collecting donations of paper, pencils, pens, glue sticks, etc. to fill the Teachers’ Closet. Many stores, such as Target, Office Depot and others, have special school supply sales going on all summer.
For your convenience, donations for all our projects can be dropped off on Wendy Weisbard’s porch at 119 Grove Road, or in the bins on the Clubhouse porch. You bring them, and we’ll sort them ??. Checks should be made out to the Woman’s Club of Washington Grove, with a notation telling us which project you’re supporting.