By DENISE HERSCHEL
The official holiday shopping season has begun and helping and the Friends of the Bradley Beach Library is ready to find that perfect gift for a beloved teacher or family member.
The group is holding its holiday jewelry sale Fri., Dec. 1 and Sat., Dec. 2 at the Bradley Beach Library’s Community Room, the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
According to Lenore Decovsky, jewelry sale coordinator and Friends of the Bradley Beach Library member, the fundraising event typically attracts well over one hundred attendees who are looking for gifts at reasonable prices.
“This is the third jewelry sale run by the Friends group. All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the library, providing funds for various library projects and programs.The sale consists of costume jewelry at very reasonable prices with most items in the $1.00 to $15.00 range. Items for sale include earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, cuff links, pins, and scarves. All of the jewelry has been donated to the library for this event,” she said.
Decovsky added that the sale should appeal to all and “besides being fun for ladies who love jewelry,” it’s an opportunity for holiday shopping.
“It’s great for stocking stuffers, gifts for the kids to give to friends, teachers, sisters, and moms…or to collect for themselves. I think the very reasonable prices make this attractive for the kids’ gift giving. It gives them an opportunity for purchasing holiday gifts on their own,” she said.
According to Decovsky, who has been a member of the Friends group for the past five years, the objective of Friends is to organize fundraising opportunities within the community for support of the library. The jewelry sale is another fundraiser which includes previous library fundraising events such as the Downtown Abby Tea, the Walkathon, the Psychic Fair and the Brick Memorial Wall sale.
“The Friends is a 501c (3) fundraising arm of the library working in conjunction with library staff and the library Board of Trustees. We are a strong voice for promoting advocacy of our library. There is much more we want to do to make our ‘great little library’ the best it can be,” she said.
For more information about the upcoming December jewelry sale or to learn more about becoming a member of the Friends of the Bradley Beach Library call the library at 732-776-2995.