• First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest

I grew up visiting Lake Forest nearly every weekend. It’s a beautifully manicured place—Lake Forest public restrooms are cleaner than my bathroom is on a good day. There are wonderful things to experience there—gorgeous forest preserves, palatial houses, the Botanic Garden—but as a Hyde Park kid, all I wanted to do was go to the mall. The mall promised a road to glamor. Abercrombie & Fitch, Limited Too, and Paul Frank were my mecca. But I’ve left my mall days behind and replaced them with a love for Lake Forest rummage sales. And next Saturday, May 5, the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest will hold its annual sale—the mother of all rummage sales.