Hitchcock Academy to accept registrations through Aug. 17

BRIMFIELD — Rain or shine the Tenth Annual Brimfield Town Wide Tag Sale is coming Saturday, August 22 at 8 am.  Hitchcock Academy takes care of all the publicity so that sellers can dedicate themselves to having a successful event. After registering online at www.hitchcockacademy.org and paying the $12 fee, sellers get their own numbered listing on a Brimfield map.  The listing includes location and a short, 65-character, description of the items or type of items for sale at each stop.  Maps become available free online beginning on Friday, August 21.  Or, if buyers prefer, they can pick up a printed map for $2, also beginning Friday, August 21 at Hitchcock Academy, 2 Brookfield Road in Brimfield.

For people, who lack space to hold a yard sale, Hitchcock Academy will have some areas to set up on their lawn.  People utilizing Hitchcock Academy lawn space will be listed individually on the tag sale map.  Last year nearly 30 households took part in the event and this year, after all the cleaning out that took place during quarantine, the hope is that even more people will participate.  Tag sales provide win/win opportunities for both buyers and sellers.  Buyers are repurposing unused items, which keeps these things out of local landfills and sellers gain household space and a little cash.

Those who wish to host a tag sale can stop into HFA to register, or they can register online by Monday, August 17 by 5 pm. Once registered, sellers must stop the Hitchcock Academy office to pick up their numbered sign. Hitchcock Academy will advertise the Town Wide event on local media outlets and sellers are encouraged to use social media to publicize their sale to friends and family.  Those sellers, who wish to continue their sale to Sunday at their home can inform Hitchcock Academy and the additional day will be noted on their map entry.  For a free online map of the sale go to www.mahomesllc.com. Hitchcock Academy, Executive Director, Cindy Skowyra offers, “many thanks,” to Stephanie Bayliss who sponsors this event.  Skowyra also asks that participants social distance and wear masks when required.

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