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Historical society's White Elephant sale nears

UNION – The deadline for donations to the July 14 “White Elephant” sale is Wednesday.

The sale has become a pivotal part of the McHenry County Historical Society’s fundraising effort. Items range from vintage clothing to a combination microfiche/microfilm reader for budding genealogists. There also are garden tools, furniture, new and vintage books, glassware, seasonal merchandise, games, sporting equipment and tables of odds and ends,

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Schuette Building, next door to the museum. No early birds will be allowed. Checks and cash only will be accepted.

Donations may be dropped off at the historical society museum, 6422 Main St., during regular business hours, 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No broken or soiled items, or items that have been recalled or contain hazardous materials will be accepted.

Large appliance, antiquated computers and electronic items, medical supplies and children's items such as as cribs, car seats and used stuffed animals will not be accepted. The society also reserves the right to reject items because of duplication, condition or disposal costs.

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