WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Greylock A Better Chance program will hold its 20th annual giant clothing sale at the First Congregational Church at 906 Main St., on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Credit cards and debit cards will be accepted.
Items for sale include name brand gently-used clothing, accessories and shoes; plus jewelry and watches, many with new batteries courtesy of Goodman’s Jewelers. Another popular feature will be vintage/retro clothing, costumes, and a whole room devoted to athletic clothing and shoes. The Williams Corner will offering clothing with a Williams College theme.
All items have been donated by local individuals.
Shoppers are encouraged to come early and to bring their own large plastic bags for accumulating bargains as they browse.
The popular Red Carpet Room, a boutique section with the finest women’s clothing, purses, shoes, and scarves will be well stocked again. Shoppers must pay separately when checking out of this area.
A new addition this year is the Men’s Den, a collection of the best men’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, many with designer labels.
"People are always looking to make their clothing dollars go farther," organizer Carolyn Behr said. "What better place to find name brands at incredibly low prices?"
Another popular feature of the sale will be repeated: At 2 p.m.
The clothing sale, which has become an annual fall event, helps to support six academically talented students of color who live in Williamstown during the school year and attend Mount Greylock Regional High School. During the academic year they live in a house which the chapter owns on Hoxsey Street and are supervised by resident directors.
Greylock ABC is celebrating its 45th year in Williamstown. During that time more than 100 graduates have gone on to colleges all over the United States.
Approximately $100,000 a year is needed to run the program, all of it raised locally through a fund drive and special projects like ABC Room Service and the clothing and linen sales.
"Our fund-raising projects are a lot of work," Behr said, "but they are also a lot of fun, so come join the party."
For more info: 413-458-5557.