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Rummage, Rummage, Rummage

Rummage Sale Sweater

Rummage Sale Sweater, 1957. Gift of Shirley Kostakos.

The Winnetka Rummage Sale, sponsored by The Congregational Church and held annually at the Community House, is a big deal–and always has been. Each year, thousands line up hours prior to opening to take advantage of bargains galore.

This hand-knit sweater made from donated yarn was worn by Madolyn Fraser. As Chairman of Rummage, she wore it to promote the 1957 sale. Notice the white elephant on the right sleeve. “Rummage” was originally called “The White Elephant Sale.”

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