A few months ago Margaret Lieberman, treasurer of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Charleston, ran the churchs financial numbers and knew the budget was in need of a boost.
We had a hole in the budget, which is something that seems to happen to churches quite often, Lieberman
We need a really good fundraiser.
A bake sale is not going to do it.
immediately put her
brainstorming cap on and found inspiration in an unlikely place: PBSs program Antique Roadshow, which will visit Charleston Aug. 16 for a live taping.
Building off the antique-loving fan base expected to be in town for the roadshow, St. Johns will hold an antique and collectible sale titled Treasures on Earth Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Beni Kedem Temple
at 100 Quarrier St.
and co-organizer Patricia Hammer pitched the idea to the St. Johns congregation, hundreds of antiques and collectibles have been donated over the past three months.
Weve had wonderful donations, Lieberman
said the car is the only item that will be placed in a silent auction and the opening bid will be set at $7,000.
said, The car only has a low 80,000 miles on it and its immaculate.
Its just beautiful.
The church has always had a very strong community outreach commitment, Lieberman