By Teja Anderson – With both rooms at the MB Cultural Center filled with 22 vendors and crafts people selling their wares last Thursday night as a fundraiser for the Ladies’ Auxiliary of MB, shoppers turned out in droves to buy early Christmas presents for their loved ones – or themselves if the mood struck them.
There was plenty to choose from with beach items, jewelry of all types, gourmet jams, decorations for the home and the holidays, pottery, Pampered Chef and Tupperware, cosmetics and essential oils.
Mayor Sue Howard was there to sell the Monmouth Beach: A Century of Memories book at a discounted price of $20 and the LAMB members provided lots of free appetizers, desserts and coffee for those who were hungry.
No one seemed to mind that Halloween was barely behind them as they purchased poinsettias from the LAMB table and placed orders for Christmas skis while listening to Holiday music.
President Robin Howell and Vice-President Michele Milbrodt worked diligently for months to accommodate vendors’ and crafters’ needs — from electric to corner space requests. There was a month-long waiting list and, with a couple of last minute cancellations, they were able to fill spots quickly.
Many LAMB members really stepped up to be on committees, such as advertising and promotions. The welcome table where MB residents and guests interested in joining LAMB could sign a guest list for future events, set-up and breakdown committees and refreshments. If you’re interested in joining this great group of gals and help fund-raise for the MB Fire Company, contact Robin Howell (President) 732-735-8493 or Sue Juncosa (Membership Chair) 732-546-4289
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