Habitat for Humanity tag sale is Aug. 6 to 8
By PATRICK L. SULLIVAN
July, 29, 2010
LAKEVILLE — Judi Moore was getting a head start last Friday on unpacking items for the massive Habitat for Humanity tag sale — the first weekend in August — at the Mars Athletic Center on The Hotchkiss School campus.
“We started Wednesday,” she said.
Habitat board members had started bringing large, full vans of goods that day; then, on Friday morning, Habitat volunteer John Pogue showed up with a full U-Haul truck — and a cadre of helpers from a youth service program in North Canaan.
“We unpack for the first week,” said Moore as she wheeled a cart around. “And we do pricing the second week.”
Moore has a regimen for pricing. “I absolutely hate it when I go to a tag sale and something’s not priced.”
So after everything on one of the long tables has a price tag on it, the table is marked off with surveyor’s tape.
“Crime scene tape, we call it,” Moore said. “And woe to anyone who puts something on that table.”
This is the 19th year of the fundraising tag sale, and the seventh year at Hotchkiss. The sale has outgrown both the basement at St. Mary’s in Lakeville and the Bitterman Center at St. Joseph’s in North Canaan.
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut promotes home ownership by building houses in partnership with residents in need of adequate housing. It is a volunteer organization and is currently building its eighth house.
To apply to be a partner family, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-435-4747.
The affiliate serves the six-town area of North Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Norfolk, Salisbury and Sharon.
The big August fundraising tag sale opens with a preview Friday, Aug. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is $10.
The main sale starts Saturday Aug. 7, and lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The bag sale is Sunday, Aug. 8, noon to 3 p.m.
The Mars Athletic Center is located on Route 112.
Donations, which are tax deductible, may be dropped off Tuesday, July 24, through Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Not accepted: clothing, books, televisions or old electronic/computer equipment.
For more information, call 860-435-4747.
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