Bethlehem Press

Monday, November 18, 2019
press photos by dennis glewMany articles for sale are displayed outside the former convent. Smaller articles, including kitchen items, hand tools and electronics were exhibited on tables; larger objects, such as luggage, trunks and furniture, were positioned on the lawn. press photos by dennis glewMany articles for sale are displayed outside the former convent. Smaller articles, including kitchen items, hand tools and electronics were exhibited on tables; larger objects, such as luggage, trunks and furniture, were positioned on the lawn.
What brought him to the sale? Carmelo Rivera discovered a multi-use appliance for a bargain price. What brought him to the sale? Carmelo Rivera discovered a multi-use appliance for a bargain price.
Were kids bored at the sale? Not Hyrum Dodge, who found a new set of wheels. Were kids bored at the sale? Not Hyrum Dodge, who found a new set of wheels.
Why did Michael Ramos stop at the sale? “For the kids,” he explains. Why did Michael Ramos stop at the sale? “For the kids,” he explains.
Maria Dias and Dana Zamolyi came to the sale because they love yard sales -- and to support the church. Maria Dias and Dana Zamolyi came to the sale because they love yard sales -- and to support the church.
Carlos Lopez didn’t have anything particular in mind when he arrived. He just wanted to check stuff out. Carlos Lopez didn’t have anything particular in mind when he arrived. He just wanted to check stuff out.
Three rooms, the former chapel, and several halls inside the former convent were packed with additional items for sale -- and with customers carrying boxes for their purchases. A young customer also found a box of her own Three rooms, the former chapel, and several halls inside the former convent were packed with additional items for sale -- and with customers carrying boxes for their purchases. A young customer also found a box of her own
“Location, location, location” are the three keys to success in real estate sales, according to tradition. The location of St. Anne’s between two of the busiest intersections in North Bethlehem may help explain the large crowd that attended the sale. “Location, location, location” are the three keys to success in real estate sales, according to tradition. The location of St. Anne’s between two of the busiest intersections in North Bethlehem may help explain the large crowd that attended the sale.

St. Anne’s, Knights of Columbus annual community fundraiser

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Dorothy Glew Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Anyone needing luggage, dishes, pots and pans, furniture, mirrors, vases, etc., would have found all of these donated items and more in good condition at the Knights of Columbus’s fifth annual sale Aug. 17, on the front lawn of St. Anne’s convent.

Founded in 1882, the Knights is the largest Catholic Men’s Fraternal Organization in the world. The sale is the local Knights’ biggest fundraiser of the year. Among this year’s major beneficiaries are the Cay Galgon Life House for unwed mothers-to-be in need of support, Coats for Kids, Special Olympics, Mercy School for Special Learning, and scholarships for seminarians.

For those who enjoy sports, there were basketballs, cycling helmets, golf clubs and roller blades, as well as other sports equipment. Children who visited found toys to ride on, puzzles, games and books. Visitors looking for a painting to decorate a bare wall had many to choose from. In short, everything from Christmas ornaments to baseball cards was on sale.

In addition to St. Anne’s parishioners, attendees included people who happened to be driving by on Washington Avenue and stopped to shop. If the number of customers at the sale or the number and variety of items available to buy are any measure, the sale was a great success.

This year there was a bonus. After shopping, customers could pull into the school yard next to the sale and have their cars washed. The car washers were Boy Scouts and leaders from Troop 306, which is based at St. Anne’s, who did a very thorough job on the cars to raise money for their troop.