An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
On Thursday, June 15, 2023, (Jubilee Day) we hosted a sale of our parent's collection of Mechanicsburg memorabilia in Sweet Remembrances Tea Room. All proceeds of the sale will go into the Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship fund which has benefited two (or more) MASH students annually since 2002. The fund is found within the TFEC.org. This sale included a variety of vintage authentic collectibles, plus a collection of Eva M. Williams watercolor prints, some framed and ready to hang.
Representing the local fire companies, we have a Rescue Hook & Ladder shadow box, 1900s framed Rescue Hook & Ladder #1, a 1907 Mechanicsburg Centennial shadow box, and assorted postcards. Irving Female College: 1900s postcard sets of the college, loose and single 1900s postcards, 1927 Brochure and some miscellany
Mechanicsburg School District treasures include yearbooks from 1964, 1970, and 2015. A few maroon 'M' sports letters from 1971, framed 1900s Simpson Street High School, 1960s Junior High award ribbons, and 1960s Junior High handbooks, plus more!
From the business district, there is a 1st Bank and Trust money bag, a box from The Ryan Store, Diehl's Drug store labels on bottle, a 1976 Tapestry of Mechanicsburg, and a 2013 artistic map of town. Booklets from Rotary and the VFW, and fans from Myers funeral home. plus a variety of postcards.
Jubilee Day (the largest, longest running one day street fair on the East coast) is represented with 16 original artful postcards of this unique downtown event, some hand cancelled from 1991, 1994, and 1995. Includes original photos, and a 1970s 2nd place ribbon.
Town churches are included in the collection with original 1900s postcards of the 1st Evangelical United Brethren, 1st United Methodist Church, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church. There is a shadow box representing the 1907 Mechanicsburg Centennial, and a cookbook from Trinity Lutheran Church, plus more!
This sale has ended. We raised $700, and the entirety will be put into the Bertha & Byron L. Reppert Scholarship Fund to further support seniors at Mechanicsburg Area High School. Thank you to everyone that joined us this past Jubilee Day. We appreciate the response to our Mechanicsburg Memorabilia Benefit Sale.