The National Mary Potter Club, Inc. is having a “Home Goods Sale” on Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 7 a.m. to noon and proceeds will be used to support ongoing projects of the club.
The sale of new and second-hand items will be held at the Mary E. Shaw Memorial Center, located at 205 Lanier St., Oxford. Masks and gloves are required.
Club member Linda Wortham said the money raised will help maintain buildings that were part of the original Mary Potter Academy, including the Shaw Museum and the former gymnasium. The club works to preserve the history of the school, which was founded in 1888 as a boarding school for African American children. Students came from all over the United States to the school, she said.
Wortham was a member of the graduating class of 1970 – the last class to graduate from the high school. The club was established in 1975.
For more information or to donate items for the sale, please contact Wortham at 919.939.9077.