Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Some boutique supporters wait in line for six or more hours to be at the head of the line on premiere night. Some boutique supporters wait in line for six or more hours to be at the head of the line on premiere night.
press photos by dana grubbExuberant shoppers rush into the 2019 Boutique at the Rink May 28. press photos by dana grubbExuberant shoppers rush into the 2019 Boutique at the Rink May 28.
Volunteer Amanda Buss gives a thumbs up as she awaits customers checking out on Premiere Night. Buss is also executive director at the Cancer Support Community, a beneficiary organization of the event’s fundraising. Volunteer Amanda Buss gives a thumbs up as she awaits customers checking out on Premiere Night. Buss is also executive director at the Cancer Support Community, a beneficiary organization of the event’s fundraising.
“I’m looking for everything,” said Ashley Hale of Bethlehem as she sorts through scarves and pocketbooks. “I’m looking for everything,” said Ashley Hale of Bethlehem as she sorts through scarves and pocketbooks.
Boutique shoppers swarm the housewares department on premiere night. Boutique shoppers swarm the housewares department on premiere night.
Co-chairwomen Carol Jacoby and Janet Binsau were presented with floral bouquets at a volunteer luncheon after the 2019 sale. They will reprise their roles as co-chairs in 2020. Co-chairwomen Carol Jacoby and Janet Binsau were presented with floral bouquets at a volunteer luncheon after the 2019 sale. They will reprise their roles as co-chairs in 2020.

45 years at the Rink

Monday, July 15, 2019 by Dana Grubb Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The 2019 Boutique at the Rink cancer fundraiser was a rousing success as over $282,000 was raised to support three area agencies, Cancer Support Community, St. Luke’s Hospice and St. Luke’s Cancer Center. Co-chair Carol Jacoby reported that 303 volunteers provided 15,069 hours to set up, run and pack up the 45th annual event. Jacoby was joined by co-chair Janet Binsau to run the 2019 sale. Premiere night May 28 saw hundreds of shoppers pay $10 to enter and shop from amongst the best inventory of donated items, followed by four days of full price, half price and bag purchase options. Proceeds are divided equally between the three organizations.