Homeports, Inc., Kent County’s non-profit aging-in-place organization for older adults, is organizing a vintage clothing exhibit and sale, October 19-28, 2012 at the Chestertown Town Building on Cross Street. The event will include a patrons’ cocktail party from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19, and a Ladies’ Tea on Saturday, October 20. This is an intergenerational event focusing on the shared love of fashion and haute couture.
Do you have classic, vintage items in your closet that you’ve been saving? Something that you’ve been keeping, but that you’ll never wear again? Perhaps your mother’s flapper dress or your father’s morning coat? Clothes with a special history that you’d rather not see in your grandchild’s dress-up box? Do you have a photograph of someone wearing that special item from “back in the day?” If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, Homeports’ event is the perfect opportunity to clear it from your closet and put it right in the spotlight.
We are seeking both items for display (mostly couture) and for sale. All items must be in very good condition and wearable. Of course, your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If you would consider lending or donating your precious items, it will help our fundraiser to be not only successful, but very special. Please call Karen Wright at 443-480-0940 or email her at Karen@homeports.org and let her know if you have something you want to lend or donate. We can arrange to pick it up.
(Please note: We will not be taking vintage wedding dresses this year, but if you have one you’d like to contribute, please do let Karen know. Next year’s event will in all likelihood be featuring wedding dresses.)
For those 55 or older, HomePorts members have access to a cadre of volunteers, as well as referrals to reliable local service providers for transportation; interior and exterior home maintenance; grocery shopping; personal assistance and troubleshooting; and health and wellness activities. HomePorts also promotes awareness of com