Shir Chadash Nearly New Sale concludes Sunday, Monday
The annual Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation’s “Nearly New” sale concludes Monday night, July 20, in the congregation’s social hall at 3700 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie. The first ever Sunset Savings Sale runs from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Monday evening.
The congregation’s Sisterhood uses proceeds from the annual sale to fund programming throughout the year. They directly benefit from the sale of such items as gently used clothing, jewelry, books, office supplies, furniture, luggage, household items, CDs and albums, shoes and much more.
Event chair Mimi Levine took over this year from longtime chair Diane Schleifstein. Levine has considerable experience from handling the publicity last year, where she brought the event into the digital age, creating a Facebook Group to publicize the sale and creating a video that was posted to YouTube.
Levine created a new video this year to expand the number of items being seen. “It’s been a lot better,” she told the CCJN. “People are more aware of it.”
Levine’s experience with managing these kind of events go back to when she ran the Arts Market at Palmer Park from 2007 to 2011. “I kind of made it the success that it was,” she stated with modesty.
The sale began last weekend and typically runs a third weekend, but because the usual third weekend date conflicts this year with the observance of Tisha B’Av, it was decided to truncate sales for this year and hold the final day’s sale on Monday.