Monday, November 16, 2009

It Was a Wonderful Weekend! A First Look at the 2009 Glitter Sale.

The skies were clear, if dark, when the first Glitter Sale shoppers arrived at Seattle Goodwill's Dearborn St. Store at about 4 am.

Early-bird shoppers came prepared with blankets and sleeping bags. Extreme waiting!

Warm clothes were a must. It was chilly out there!

PEMCO'S WALLY (We're A Lot Like You) truck was on hand at 7 am to serve free coffee and donuts, and

the STORM'S Doppler arrived at 8 am to add some levity to that last hour of waiting before the doors opened.

Our own Gary Foy kept the crowd--some 600 strong--informed.

At last, it was 9 am and people streamed through those doors!

The room was packed, but didn't feel crowded this year, either in the racks or

at the jewelry counter, thanks to the new layout--a bigger space with wider aisles.

There were so many great finds. Lots of glitter.

Vintage glam.

And so much more! We're only beginning to sift through our photos from this wonderful weekend and will soon learn how much money we raised to benefit Goodwill's job training and education programs. Stay tuned!

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