Pomfret’s 6th Annual Tag Sale May 5, 2012. The mother of all area tag sales.

Celebrate spring in Pomfret on Saturday, May 5th with the 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale sponsored by the Pomfret Proprietors, a local merchants group.  Starting at 7AM, you can purchase a map to guide you to the many participating residences, businesses and organizations spread throughout town. Last year almost 60 locations offered bargains galore. A number of locations are fund-raising for their organizations, so your purchases will also benefit a good cause. A Town Wide Tag Sale Map makes bargain hunting a breeze. Maps will be sold for $1 at Pomfret Community School (GPS: 20 Pomfret Street, Pomfret Center, Pomfret). Profits from map sales and registrations benefit a local charity or community project.

After getting your map, visit the school cafeteria where the Friends of the Pomfret Public Library will host a Used Book & Tag Sale from 7AM until noon, featuring current fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, biographies, and usually a lot of mystery/suspense.  Most books are $1 for hardcovers and trade paperbacks, 50 cents for regular paperbacks, plus a $5 Bag Sale from 11AM to noon (excluding individually priced books). Tag sale items will run the gamut. All profits benefit the Pomfret Public Library.

Follow Route 169 (a National Scenic Byway—enjoy the views!) north to the Pomfret Horse  & Trail Association‘s tag sale, including tack related items at Meadow Rock Farm.  A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Wyndham Land Trust (conserving over 1,200 acres of open space in northeastern CT); the rest will be used for local trail maintenance. Another mile north on RT 169, you’ll find Christ Church’s Colossal Rummage Sale (8AM to 1PM, 527 Pomfret St./RT. 169). This indoor sale benefits the youth group “Journey to Adulthood” Summer Pilgrimage and features lots of great bargains.

From Christ Church, consult your map for more tag sale locations all over town. Don’t miss the 57th Annual Windham County 4-H Fundraiser (326 Taft Pond Road). Their 2-day tag sale runs Friday and Saturday from 12 to 6PM. Lunch and homemade desserts will be available at reasonable prices both days, beginning at noon.  There is also an auction of goods and services on both days (preview 5PM, auction 6PM).  Many items are donated from local businesses to support this popular youth camp and the Ragged Hill Woods Environmental Education programs.

While you’re in Pomfret, enjoy this scenic town. Better yet, spend the weekend and book one of the local B&Bs, visit Pomfret’s winery, check out shops & galleries, take a walk on the town’s many nature & hiking trails, and check out CT Audubon’s new Grassland Bird Conservation Center on Day Road.Go to www.VisitPomfret.com for more information.

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