Eyes on Arlington: Shop in style at Theatre Arlington guild’s boutique Sept. 6-7

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Guilt-free shopping is the best kind of all. What’s not to like when you can release your inner desire for retail therapy while buying items up to 75 percent off retail and a portion of the sale goes to help Theatre Arlington?

Members of the Theatre Guild have again partnered with the fashion experts at InDesign Fundraising to set up their boutique at the Theatre Arlington executive office building, at 316 W. Main St., for some amazing bargains during a two-day sale Sept. 6 and 7.

The retail experts from InDesign have an excellent selection of the latest trends in fashion and designer jewelry along with lots of beautiful accessories.

According to guild member Marie Trotsky, who is in charge of the event, “Most items are $6 and all purses and apparel at this sale are 20 to 75 percent off retail.”

The sale is not a rummage sale where shoppers must jump into a free-for-all scramble to dig through piles of merchandise thrown on a table — far from it. The sale will have nice store-quality displays and apparel racks for a comfortable and upscale shopping experience.

Guild President Beth Marshall says, “It is a great way to start your early holiday shopping with hundreds of great items to choose from. Over the years this has been one of our best fundraisers for Theatre Arlington. Come see us. I guarantee you will not be disappointed with the quality of merchandise.”

Shopping hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Sept. 7. Call 817-261-9628 with questions.

To inquire about membership in Theatre Guild, visit www.theatrearlington.org. Volunteers are always needed to serve as ushers, office assistants and concession workers.

New twist for pancake breakfast

The unmistakable aroma of pancakes, sausage and smokies will waft through the air starting at 7 a.m. Saturday when the Pantego Lions Club fires up the grill for its annual pancake breakfast.

Guests will enjoy the hotcakes and meats along with eggs and steaming coffee and ice cold juice. And a new twist this year: the breakfast is free.

Calvin Kost, chairman of the event for the past 15 years, said the focus for fundraising will be on selling raffle tickets for $6. Each winner of the raffle will take home one of about 25 prizes, mostly gift cards from restaurants and local businesses.

The Waterford Independent Living facility underwrote much of the cost for the breakfast and will send volunteers to help cook and serve.

“Last year Pantego Lions donated over $75,000 to charities such as Arlington Life Shelter, Arlington Charities, Salvation Army, SafeHaven, A Wish With Wings, Meals on Wheels, Tarrant County Veterans Center, SpiritHorse, Miracle League, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington Arts League, local schools, and we also purchased several items for the town of Pantego,” said Kost.

Purchase a raffle ticket from any Lions Club member of from any Boy Scout troop in Pantego.

Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Lions Community Center, at 3535 Marathon St.

Purchase a raffle ticket from any Lions Club member of from any Boy Scout troop in Pantego. Or contact Kost at 817 861 3510 or cekost@sbcglobal.net.

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