Monday, February 25, 2008

White Elephant Sale

I am planning to attend Oakland Museum's White Elephant Sale this Saturday.
The event is a giant rummage sale, with 17 departments scattered across a
96,000-square-foot warehouse and all proceeds going to the Oakland Museum.
I predict lots of digging through junk, but hope to come across a few treasures
in the process.

From the website:

"The impressive straw–into-gold history of the White Elephant Sale, the
primary source of the Oakland Museum Women’s Board funds, began in 1959
with a sale that grossed $500. Since then, everything from a pony to paintings
to pianos has been sold at this incredible rummage sale event."

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