TSF fundraiser seeking items for ‘attic’ sale

Staff Writer

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is accepting donations for “Shakespeare’s Attic,” a garage sale fundraiser scheduled 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, at the TSF Festival Center, 815 Houston Street.

The garage sale is replacing the Festival’s traditional silent auction. Proceeds will be directed to the TSF Foundation, the organization which handles fundraising.

“Shakespeare’s Attic is a new event for the Festival and the Foundation to help raise money to pay the Festival’s 2013 expenses,” said Raymond Caldwell, TSF artistic director. “The Foundation wanted to try something different this year in order to make more space in the gift shop for authentic TSF-related merchandise bearing our logo and for unique consignment items, such as locally crafted jewelry, artworks and other quality merchandise.”

Acceptable donations include, but are not limited to the following: home accessories, children’s clothes, toys, dishes, cookware, furniture, small appliances, tools and books.

Donations can be delivered to the Festival Center; donors must call John Dodd at 903-983-8119 to schedule a drop off appointment.

Drop-offs can also be made in Longview by calling Mary Bob Smith at 903-758-8513 to schedule an appointment, or by emailing Lynn Wells at LWells310@yahoo.com.

Receipts are available upon request for those requesting a deduction on their tax return.