Annual Market Day Sale celebrates 78 years

  • Sun Jul 8th, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Emmanuel Episcopal Church

The 78th annual Market Day Sale will once again take place on Saturday, July 28, on the Emmanuel Episcopal Church grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Ladies of St. Agnes Guild will be busy sorting and pricing donations which will later be found on table after table for sale day. Enjoy baked goods, books and children’s toys, housewares, jewelry and more. They will again be serving Silver Tea throughout the day. So please join Emmanuel Episcopal church for lunch and a very joyful day full of the tradition of giving.

The church was built in 1885 on property deeded to the Episcopal congregation by Charles Shattuck who later became Eastsound’s first postmaster and Justice of the Peace, according to church history.

St. Agnes Guild was initially formed in the 1930s to raise funds to refurbish the church building and send money to organizations like the Red Cross during the war.

The very first Market Day Sale was held in 1940 and continues today in order to provide needed funds for the Orcas nonprofits that benefit island adults and children. In 2017 $7,750 was donated to island nonprofits.

The church buildings are used by the community year-round for classes, recovery programs, lectures and provides a meeting space for other faiths within the community. These are just some of the varied uses, and 2018 will be a year for some sale funds to go toward refurbishing the building.