19TH ANNUAL TAG SALE BIG SUCCESS
Our 19th Annual Friends of Duboce Tag Sale held on September 10 was another big success. There were mountains of books and CDs on tables along the fence of the playground, a huge housewares department next to the bulletin board, a hillside full of colorful toys and games, a rack of great kids’ costumes, an electronics department near Pierce Street, a cute boutique next to the membership table, racks of clothes along the pedestrian path, and tarps stacked with gently used clothing on the upper lawn.
Donations were collected at a truck parked in front of the Photo Center on the four nights before the sale and overflow was stored in neighbors’ garages. Volunteers started at 7 a.m. and managed to get it all of out of the truck and to the appropriate “department” by 9 a.m.. The proceeds from this year’s sale will be used to repaint the playground equipment.
Many of this year’s 75 volunteers first came to Tag Sale with their parents as small children and are now an important part of our volunteer team. A special thanks to all of the volunteers, donors, and shoppers. Very special thanks to: Rose Gillen, our board member who organized the event; Hal Fischer, who organizing the truck every night; FDP President Doug Woo and David Kinkela, who ran the BBQ; Elise Sommerville, for all of her various contributions; and Janet Scheuer, the organizer of the first tag sale who ran the boutique this year; and Jim Wittenbrook, who was out there at 6:30 a.m. setting up the racks and providing tables.
The new generation of young tag sale shoppers were featured in a Chronicle article about the tag sale that appeared in Sunday’s Bay Area section. Be sure and check out this video in the online version of the story. More pictures are also available on the Duboce Park Facebook page.