Boutique at Vicar’s Landing marks 29th year of giving back to employees

12-03-16_Jackie Rooney/For The Florida Times-Union
 Vicar's sale Jennie Veal, Arlene Smith and Phebe Thorne

By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

The highly anticipated Boutique at Vicar’s Landing will hold its 29th annual event on Nov. 14, 2017. Donations, at attractive prices, bring many buyers in for a great cause. Organized and overseen by volunteer residents and associate members of the continuing care retirement center, the Boutique has helped many young students continue their education.

“All funds raised from the sale are distributed as scholarships and grants to the young people who work in the dining room, as aides in the health center and employees who provide services for significant needs,” said Chairman John Ward.

Of the nearly 200 awards given after the 2017 event, 20 percent of the recipients furthered their education and skill sets at the University of North Florida.

Six different venues will be open for shoppers to enjoy: Jewelry, Linens and Things, Holiday, Art, Games and Puzzles, and Treasures. All donations for sale are given by generous members or associate members of Vicar’s Landing and their family members who live locally.

Nearly 150 Vicar’s Landing residents and associates give their time freely to work in cashier services, organize, wrap, provide security, and assist customers during the event. Parking will be made available for shoppers in the areas in front of the main building at Vicar’s Landing, 1000 Vicar’s Landing Way, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Only checks and cash can be used and early arrival is highly recommended. The Boutique event will be open to shoppers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The community is encouraged to join in on the fun and contribute to continuing the education of hard working young students.

Photo courtesy Vicar’s Landing

Volunteers like Jennie Veal, Arlene Smith and Phebe Thorne help the Boutique at Vicar’s Landing run smoothly.