BY ABBY SLANKER
The Fourth Annual Ursuline Center Car Trunk and Treasure Sale, which featured 66 vendors, a furniture sale by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and a book sale, was offered July 27.
The rainy weather did not deter a large crowd from attending the sale, which sported 40 volunteers, helping out from cooking to parking.
“We had a crowd of people early this morning waiting for us to open. It was nice to see people so excited for our sale,” said Eileen Novotny, chairwoman of the event and Ursuline Center program director.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the many Ministries of The Ursuline Center, operated by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, including the Outdoor Labyrinth, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Silver Sneakers, aquatic therapy, HIV/AIDS ministries, speech and hearing services and Sister Jerome’s Poor.
“We do what we can in helping the community. We are more than happy to share our resources,” Novotny said.
Vendors offered a variety of both new and used goods at the sale. Several crafters were also there to sell their wares, including Talia Vale of Bling Dazzles.
Vale, a fourth-grade student at C.H. Campbell Elementary School, offered one-of-a-kind designs of necklaces, bracelets and ankle bracelets. She named each piece of her hand-crafted jewelry and provided a card with the story behind each piece, along with a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by her.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry of The Ursuline Center offered handmade crocheted and knitted items and were conducting a raffle for an evening shawl to raise money to continue their work for the Ursuline Sisters AIDSs/HIV Ministry, Hope Cancer Center and Akron Children’s of Boardman.
Books for the book sale were donated by event committee members and Ursuline Associates.
The Ursuline Center volunteer chefs, The Leftovers, also provided lunch for patrons and the Ursuline Associates provided cookies for sale.