Shoppers arriving at the annual Minks to Sinks Spring Sale, which begins this Saturday, May 2, at 9 a.m., will find thousands of new and gently used household items at bargain prices. They will also find an additional tent covering the “courtyard area” where chairs and tables are displayed for sale.
Because the sale goes on regardless of the weather, the additional tent will not only protect the chairs and tables from the elements, but the shoppers as well. And while Minks to Sinks is popular for great deals on household items ranging from pots and pans to gardening equipment, bikes, coffee makers, lamps, holiday decorations, children’s toys, furniture, luggage, seasonal clothing and more, it also offers great prices on collectible items that will be displayed in a new “collectibles” area.
“Every year, people consign or donate many items that are quite special, such as fine china, crystal, and sterling silver items, and antiques. Starting with this spring sale, we’ve organized all of these more collectible items in one area to make it easier for shoppers who may be looking for this type of merchandise,” said Laura Hussey, the 2015 Minks to Sinks co-chair with Charlotte Ackerman.
Shoppers will also find high-quality brand name products from Cuisinart to Ethan Allen to L.L. Bean. But whether shoppers are in the market for a Waterford crystal vase, a new or gently used Cuisinart coffee pot, Calphalon frying pan, Trek bicycle, L.L. Bean knapsack, Ethan Allen or Lillian August sofa, gardening equipment, shorts and shirts for the children, a mink coat or a kitchen sink, Minks to Sinks probably has it, and at a bargain price, too.
Both Hussey and Ackerman have been volunteers with Minks to Sinks for several years, and say they are honored to be serving as co-chairs of the spring and fall sale this year.
“The sale raises money for Family & Children’s Agency, which is such a worthwhile organization, and provides much needed social services to individuals and families in need in the surrounding communities,” said Ackermn. ”Volunteering at Minks to Sinks is a great way to roll up our sleeves and give back to the community and those in need.”
Both women also say they enjoy the camaraderie that exists among the 190-plus volunteers, many of whom have been Minks to Sinks volunteers for years.
“Everyone involved in the sale works so hard, and has such a great attitude. While it is a lot of work, we also have a lot of fun and the satisfaction of knowing that we’re doing something for a good cause,” added Hussey.
The sale opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 2 at the intersection of Route 7 and School Road, next to the Wilton High School tennis courts. Bargain days are Sunday, May 3 from noon to 4 and Monday, May 4, from 9 to noon.