Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, wristwatches, rings, brooches — tiaras, even: “Bring us your bling!” two Manheim Township High School students implore.
Laura Supnik and Savannah Orndorff aren’t just a pair of Fancy Nancys.
They need jewelry for the sale they’re organizing to benefit the Friends of the Manheim Township Public Library. It’s their senior project.
They are seeking donations of new and used jewelry from individuals and retailers. The jewelry will be offered for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at the library, 595 Granite Run Drive.
Donations are now being accepted at both the library and the high school.
Jewelry sales previously have been held to support the Lititz Public Library and Lancaster Public Library West-Mountville Branch.
Linda Berger, co-chair of the Manheim Township library’s Friends group, says she was impressed when she attended the Mountville sale.
“Our Friends group thought it was a creative and fun new fundraiser concept, and we thought enlisting a younger generation to help would be a fun way to attract a different market segment.”
Knowing that her friend’s daughter was interested in studying fashion merchandising, Berger approached Laura, who enlisted her own “business-minded” friend, Savannah.
“These two have been a great asset to our team,” Berger says.
Laura, a library patron whose dream is to attend New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology this fall, says she and Savannah have been working since August.
Savannah says her involvement in the project will help her decide if she wants to specialize in marketing when she heads to college for a business degree.
The girls have plans not only to collect jewelry and advertise the sale, but to price and tag items, set up a cash register, and display items attractively.
So far it’s been fun, with the library Friends and staff being helpful as well as grateful, Savannah says.
Manheim Township’s Brent L. Miller Jewelers is assisting in pricing items and providing display shelves, the girls note.
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