Community Tag Sale & Flea Market coming to Wood Memorial Library

By Christian Mysliwiec - Staff Writer
South Windsor - posted Fri., Apr. 5, 2013
South Windsor Community Tag Sale and Flea Market
Proceeds of the Community Tag Sale and Flea Market, held Saturday, April 27, will benefit programming at Wood Memorial Library. Photos by Christian Mysliwiec.

If you are interested in decluttering your garage and finding a good home for your unwanted items, or are a bargain hunter hoping to make a special find, then you will not want to miss the Community Tag Sale and Flea Market, to be held Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wood Memorial Library and Union District School (with a rain date of Sunday, April 28). Groups or individuals can reserve space to sell their wares at the event, which is expected to have 20 to 30 vendors.

This outdoor event is expected to be the first of many at Wood Memorial, and will replace the usual annual craft fair. “We had an indoor craft fair for quite a few years, and this year we decided to do something a bit different,” said Sandy Daigle, a volunteer of Wood Memorial Library and chair of the Community Tag Sale and Flea Market.

The South Windsor Historical Society is allowing the library to use the grounds behind the Union District School, right next to Wood Memorial Library. The event will take place as the Historical Society holds its annual tag sale in front of Union School.

“We’re going to offer four different things during the tag sale; we’re going to sell books, we’re going to conduct our bake sale, which we usually do during the spring, we’re going to have coffee and tea sales, and we’re also raffling off a handmade quilt from the Wood Memorial Library quilters group,” said Daigle. The “New American Heritage” quilt is hand quilted and machine pieced, measures 72” by 84” and is a $225 value. In addition, they will be raffling off a second prize, a $50 gift card to Burton’s Grill in Evergreen Walk. Raffle tickets are $1 each. The drawing will be held Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.

The library will also hold a “Nearly New Tag Sale Table” in which the volunteers at Wood Memorial pool together items to be sold. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will be available for lunch.

All proceeds will benefit Wood Memorial Library and will go towards programming for children and adults. Spaces are still available, but are filling up quickly.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact 860-289-1783.


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