Second holiday shopping boutique to benefit Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School

By Lynn Carroll….
Circle November 9th on your calendar and make plans to do some shopping between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School Gymnasium, on the main campus at 1410 County Line Road.

That’s when the “Shop for Krop” benefit fundraiser for the Krop High School will be held.

The special holiday happening is organized by the Parent Teacher Student Association at Krop and is now in its second year, says Event Co-chair Alison Mars, membership chair for Krop PTSA.

“Our goal,” she says, “is to make it a very special and memorable shopping extravaganza for those who attend. We want people to look forward to it every year.”

She estimates that between 20 and 25 vendors will take part and says the goods will include jewelry, housewares, clothing, bathing suits, workoutwear, handbags and sports memorabilia.

It’s also an opportunity to convert unwanted jewelry into cash. A jeweler will be on hand from 10 a.m. – noon and 4-6 p.m. to buy gold, silver and platinum articles on the spot, says Event Co-chair Ruth Vernick, vice president of fundraising for PTSA Krop.

Mars says income from the benefit – each vendor contributes a portion of its proceeds ––will help underwrite equipment costs and department grants.

“The money,” she says, “is used for many different things. It could be for bussing students to competitions, equipment so that the students can beautify the school or smart boards for classrooms. Most of the time it’s been used for classroom materials.” Some of the funds will also go towards senior scholarships, Mars says; about 25 were awarded with proceeds from last year’s fundraising events.

For more information, email Ruth Vernick at or Alison Mars at

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