Be Jeweled Extravaganza in Newport This Weekend
(Newport, Oregon) – All that glitters is again in Newport this coming weekend, as the eighth annual Be Jeweled sale happens on March 28, bringing in locals and visitors alike for a unique shopping opportunity on the central coast – all a fundraiser for the Food Share of Lincoln County.
The Be Jeweled extravaganza goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday, at the Newport Shilo Inns and Suites, 536 SW Elizabeth.
Over 2000 items include vintage pins, earrings and pendants, ethnic jewelry, brightly colored gemstones, pearls, jade, fine jewelry of silver and gold, Artisan pieces, rings, watches, items for men, and tables and tables of earrings and bracelets. There’s even a special table for jewelers and bead artists looking for components to make their own unique pieces.
Nancy Mitchell, Executive Director, believes that the appeal of Be Jeweled lies in its uniqueness.
“There’s no other event like this on the coast,” Mitchell said. “ It’s a great way to help Food Share by donating your gently used jewelry then shopping the sale for treasures new to you. This year’s sale will offer discounts throughout the day. We open the doors at 9 a.m., and let our shoppers seek out Be Jeweled treasures until noon.”
Doors close from noon to 1 p.m. to give the volunteers a break, then the festival reopens with some special features the second half. The half-price sale goes for the rest of the day, and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. they feature “Hunger Helper Deals” which will include bundled items priced at additional discounts.
Mitchell said this festival is a favorite with a variety of collectors and buyers.
“No matter what kind of jewelry you like, if you want it for yourself or for someone else, if you are a collector or just want to buy some beads, Be Jeweled has something for you,” she said.
All proceeds from the sale benefit Food Share of Lincoln County, which is dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food through a network of partner agencies such as food pantries, meal sites, backpack programs, senior outreach, and youth programs.
Much of Be Jeweled’s success comes from its generous donors, volunteers and community partners. This year’s sponsored drop sites include Nye Cottage Beads, Newport 60+ Center, Diamonds By the Sea- Newport, Chamber of Commerce -Newport, L. City, Toledo and Waldport, Lincoln City Cultural Center Gift Shop, Oregon Coast Bank, Columbia Bank and Hair Love. Other partners include Pirates Plunder, Newport Rental, Samaritan Pacific Hospital, Newport News Times, Newport Shilo Inn, and local media outlets.
To learn more about Be Jeweled, call Food Share at 541-265-8578 or visit Food Share’s website at www.foodsharelincolncounty.org.