Historic Salisbury Foundation: Party time

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 8, 2012

These newspaper photographs, which appeared in the Salisbury Post May 17, 1982 — almost 30 years ago — include some familiar faces attending Historic Salisbury Foundation’s evening “ball,” which culminated a daylong Attic, Basement and Closet sale put on by the foundation. Among those enjoying the festivities were Edward Norvell and Sally Beard (top left), dressed in toga costumes; Ned and Shully Storey (top right); and Andy and Jennie Sparks, Edward Clement and Margaret and George Kluttz (bottom photo). Historic Salisbury Foundation netted more than $4,000 from the day’s ABC sale, held in the Bell Block Building on South Main Street, according to then co-chairmen Margaret Kluttz and Jennie Sparks. Proceeds went into a revolving fund to buy and hold for resale historic property when it came on the market. Approximately 1,000 people attended the sale within the first hour. The doors closed at 4 p.m. but reopened that evening for the ball. Tickets to the ball were $7 —$5 if the guests wore clothing purchased at the ABC sale.