Tag and bake sales to help youth museum

Published on Monday, 4 September 2017 22:05
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

BERLIN - The New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park in Kensington will hold its annual tag and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the educational center.

Donna Veach, marketing and special events planner at Hangerford, said the fundraiser has been going on more than 20 years. Proceeds help run the programs and feed animals in the nature center.

The museum offers educational programming, exhibits and special events that relate to environmental education, biological and animal sciences and STEM.

Twenty-seven acres of woodlands and gardens that support a variety of native and cultivated plant species surround the center.

There’s also a wildlife rehabilitation facility that accepts injured animals from throughout the region.

The event begins at 9 a.m. and will run until 1 p.m. at 191 Farmington Ave., rain or shine.

A large selection of items donated by patrons and others will be available for purchase, including furniture, kitchen items, toys, clothing, antiques, jewelry, books and small appliances.

“There’s just about something for everyone,” Veach said.

She said donated items will be accepted through Thursday. Those interested in donating should call 860-827-9064 before bringing the items.

The Berlin Farmers Market will also be present at the fundraiser.

“Not only can people support local farmers, but they can support the nature center by buying something too,” Veach said.

“It’s a treasure hunt, you never know what you’re going to find.”

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or aderosa@centralctcommunications.com

Posted in New Britain Herald, , General News, New Britain on Monday, 4 September 2017 22:05. Updated: Monday, 4 September 2017 22:08.