HAMMONTON - It was Christmas in June at the Hammonton Historical Society on Saturday morning as its yard sale, where all proceeds benefited the society, got under way.

The items for sale included Christmas and house decorations. All of the items were donated by Harry Coblentz from his store, Cornucopia.

“Harry offered the items, so then I had a brainstorm,” said Anne-Marie DeCicco, president of the Hammonton Historical Society. Coblentz is also the treasurer of the society.

“A lot of people don’t realize that we have to pay our own bills,” said DeCicco about why they decided to have a yard sale. The Society is a nonprofit organization and depends entirely on membership fees and fundraisers to pay for its day-to day expenses.

While the yard sale had one table outside, there more items for sale inside the Society building. As visitors browsed the items for sale inside, they had the opportunity to explore the museum.

The society is currently in the processes of putting together new exhibits for the public to enjoy, one of which will be about sports.

The Hammonton Historical Society’s summer hours are every Tuesday 10 a.m to 12 p.m. To learn more about the society, please visit its website at

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