Landlovers News

Save These Dates!

  • March 7: Flea Market at Messiah Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • March 10: Auctionmania at Plantation from 5 - 7 p.m.

We need your stuff to help make these events a success! Donations are accepted in The Landings Association’s parking lot (600 Landings Way South) across from Franklin Creek during the following times.

  • Saturday, February 29 - ​9 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 1 - 12 t o3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 2 - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To see the list of items that will and won’t be accepted, please visit

Salvation Army Now Accepting Clothes  

New this year, Landlovers has partnered with The Salvation Army not only to receive the treasures left over from the Flea Market, but they will have donation boxes onsite during Intake Days to accept clothes! Clothing won’t be for sale but will be placed in the Salvation Army boxes onsite. Clothing is a huge help to The Salvation Army, and Landlovers is happy to be partner with them on this great cause!

Pickup Available for Larger Items

Very Important for Furniture: If you have larger furniture or rugs larger than 8’X10’ that you want to donate, please let us know so we can arrange pickup. Pickup services are not available for lamps, bikes, or smaller furniture you can drop off yourself. For help, please contact Gretchen (203-767-2411 or

Mark Sizes on Linen Donations

 If you donate linens, please mark items with sizes or measurements for both bed and table. Please, no valances or rods.

Cash Only Purchases

Please remember Flea Market purchases are cash only. Shopping bags are needed, so please donate any shopping bags with handles during Intake.

Questions on the Flea Market?

 For more information about the Flea Market, please email Chair Rib Rubin (

After the Flea Market is Auctionmania

High value or special treasures will be set aside for Auctionmania, which will be held on Tuesday, March 10, at Plantation Clubhouse for Landings residents only.

Changes Coming to Auctionmania

You shared your thoughts, and we listened! You love supporting Auctionmania, the silent auction benefiting Landings Landlovers, but the long checkout lines are frustrating. You were concerned that the tabulators needed so much time to tabulate, and you didn’t think it was fair for those “last-minute bidders” to sign the auction slips after the buzzer had sounded.

 We wanted to learn how other organizations handle their silent auctions, and we didn’t have to look too far. Right here on Skidaway Island, our CCA (Coastal Conservation Association) had converted to a mobile electronic payment system for their silent auction and fundraiser. We attended their auction, observed their process, and found our answer.

A mobile system allows bidding and payment right from your smartphone. There’s no need to hunt down bid sheets because you’ll be able to bid from anywhere in the room on your phone.  In addition, items can be viewed in advance of the event, so you’ll know which treasures need a place in your home.

Several companies now supply these systems, and we chose the one we think will work the best for Auctionmania. While many of us love our smartphones and look forward to having Landlovers enter the 21st century, some people might think that this sounds too futuristic and confusing. Don’t worry; there will be representatives from the company at Auctionmania to walk us through the process, and there will be bidding stations available for those without phones. As we get closer to the event, we’ll be sending out more information, but we were excited to share this news. It’s a new world, and Auctionmania is part of it!

Questions on Auctionmania?

  Please call Chris Lanigan (912-210-4499) or Maureen Mezei (401-545-0561) if you have items to donate.

You will find all sorts of treasures at  Landlovers’ Flea Market! The 2020 Flea Market is set for March 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church. 























If silent auctions make your heart happy, you don’t  want to miss  2020 Auctionmania, set for March 10,  from 5 to 7 p.m. at Plantation!

This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website.

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