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Vernon Town-Wide Tag Sale Fizzles Out - At Least for a Year

The event traditionally takes place on the final weekend in April.

It appears there will be no coordinated effort to conduct a Vernon town-wide tag sale on the final weekend in April.

The sale has become a tradition over the years and draws bargain-hunters from all over the area, but Tolland County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Candice Corcione explained that things had become too complicated this year.

Fewer people had been participating in a pull-out guide published by a local media outlet so the effort was no longer cost-effective, she said.

The Chamber was never the official sponsor, but it had become the de-facto tag sale committee, at least in terms of being the distribution center for things like signage, balloons and sign-ups.

Last year's tag sale was popular in terms of houses offering items for sale, but a tour of the town made it obvious that many residents did not participate in the mapping program and piggy-backed off of residents who had.

Corcione said the Chamber needs a year to work with community groups to figure out the future of the event.

She said the Chamber will be offering tag sale space at its annual Treasurers or Trinkets event on Sept. 15 at the Tolland County Agricultural Center.

Mary Adler April 17, 2012 at 07:20 PM
What time? Also, how do I reserve a space?
Lisa G April 23, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Please continue to sponsor this town wide event! It has become a tradition that we look forward to. My dad and stepmom visit from NY each year and we turn it into a family weekend. I hope everyone will still list their sales in the paper so we know where to find the sales!
Terri Lynn Girdzausky March 27, 2013 at 02:30 PM
What day is the town of Vernon doing their annual tag sale to start the season for 2013? Sat April27?"
GG March 27, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Yes--April 27--It's always the last Saturday in April. It's nice to see everyone coming outside after a long cold winter!
Jayme Kunze March 27, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Hi Terri! Chris is still working on confirming the details, but you can email him at chris.dehnel@patch.com for more info.

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