Annual fundraiser tentatively rescheduled for October

VINEYARD HAVEN, MA (August 11, 2021) –  MV Community Services (MVCS) announces the postponement of the Chicken Alley Thrift Shop’s annual Art and Collectibles Sale (originally scheduled for August 15th) due to growing concerns over the current Delta variant of COVID and recommendation from the Vineyard Haven Board of Health. 

An in-person event is tentatively rescheduled for October and select art and collectible items will be available for purchase in the store and online at

“We are grateful to the Chicken Alley Advisory Committee, chaired by Liza May, and the Art Sale sub-committee, led by Jeri Dantzig and Peter Marciniak, for their ongoing commitment to Chicken Alley and this event, and we look forward to working together to revamp the Chicken Alley Art and Collectibles Sale 2021,” said Barbara Bellissimo, Vice President of Development, Marketing & Communications.

The annual Art and Collectibles Sale, founded by volunteer and patron Olga Hirschhorn in 2002, has become one of the most anticipated summer events amongst Islanders and visiting collectors, featuring a curated collection of local paintings, antiques, vintage items, collectibles, Island curiosities, and unique pieces selected from thousands of generous donations that the shop receives throughout the year.

To stay informed on the Art and Collectibles Sale and other Thrift Shop happenings, sign up for Chicken Alley Thrift Shop emails here.

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About MV Community Services:

We are clinicians and social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, case workers, teachers and volunteers. Embracing community in collaboration with police and primary care physicians, the hospital and Island schools. People who share our belief in the worth and dignity of all. Every day we commit our unique experience, expertise and compassion to help our entire community be as vibrant, strong and healthy as it can be. When together we answer the call our community thrives. Learn more at  

About Chicken Alley Thrift Shop:
The Chicken Alley Thrift Shop is one of the largest streams of ongoing financial support for MV Community Services; it is a beloved hidden gem amongst Islanders and visitors alike. Many residents consider Chicken Alley to be a social hotspot and year-round community hub. Whatever brings folks into the store, people find company, networking and camaraderie. Learn more at