By Margie Finley

CSA Art Fair, Cottage Treasures Rummage Sale, and Silent Auction Wednesday, July 24th 2024

This very fun and important annual event will be approaching quickly! So many of you donate your time, talents, gift baskets, and rummage sale goods to make this a very profitable fund raiser which benefits many CSA programs and local charities as well. Read on to see how you can lend a helping hand. We need some immediate volunteers at this time. We thank you in advance!

Help is needed NOW: 

Art Fair Chair, Jennifer Thomson, is in need of someone to shadow and assist her immediately for this year's fair. 

  • One or two people are needed to chair the simplified food booth (coffee, donuts, water).
  • Kid's Korner needs a Co-chair to assist Katie Wind.

Please contact Jennifer at 734-274-0196 to volunteer for these positions.

Sign up sheets for all other volunteer positions will go up on the Assembly Building bulletin board on Wednesday, July 10th.  


Publicity Chair Jennifer Potter needs volunteers to place yard signs around Benzie County on Wednesday, July 17th. Please contact her at 314-412-2000 if you can help.

Silent Auction

We are ready to go with our ONLINE Silent Auction again this year, but we need your help to make our event a success! Gather your family or friends and create a basket to donate. Basket ideas could include:

  • Vacation Homes stays
  • Experiences (sporting events, outdoor adventure, water activities)
  • Baskets from local businesses
  • Gifts Cards
  • Your own special talent or skill

If you would like to donate an item or basket, please contact Jennifer Potter at 314-412-2000.

Auction items will be viewable online Sunday, July 21st at 12pm and displayed in person in the Assembly Building, Wednesday, July 24th from 9a-1pm. Bidding begins at 10am EST on Tuesday, July 23rd and ends at 1:00pm EST on Wednesday. July 24th. Visit to register, donate and bid on items.

Cottage Treasures Rummage Sale: Chairpersons: Lisa Stroben Gates, Liz Lindsay, Marcella Longmire

Cottage Treasures Rummage Sale Donation Drop Off Dates and Times:

Friday, July 19th 9am - 3pm        Saturday, July 20th 12pm-4pm       

Sunday, July 21st 12pm-4pm        Monday, July 22nd 9am-3pm

Items must be in good, usable, working, and clean condition.

We do NOT accept: Couches. Large exercise equipment, Sofa sleepers, Mattress/box springs, Foam bed toppers, Water bottles, Child car seats, Bed pillows, Large furniture, Building materials, Chemicals/paint, Major appliances, Small electronics: TV, computer, DVD, VCR, printer, fax machine, dehumidifier, vacuum cleaners, or any torn, stained, chipped or broken items 

Cottage Treasures Rummage Sale Pre-Sale for Congregational Summer Assembly Members Only is Tuesday, July 23rd from 5pm - 6:30pm

Cottage Treasures Rummage Sale Public Sale:  Wednesday, July 24th from 9am-1pm

Let's pitch in to make this a HUGE success again this year!