BRISTOL – The Southington Historical Society is seeking donations for their annual tag sale fundraiser on Sept. 21, which will help fund scholarships and building renovations.
Carl Hotkowski, president of the Southington Historical Society, said that collections began in May and that they will continue through a few days before the sale. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Southington Historical Society at 239 Main St.
“The Historical Society is looking for good, clean, useful items,” said Hotkowski. “We aren’t looking for clothing or toys unless they are vintage, and we aren’t looking for tag sale leftovers. The townspeople offer us entire households’ worth of items so we have to pick and choose the best.”
The Southington Historical Society usually awards two to three scholarships each year around May. In addition, money will be put toward building renovations.
“The town is doing the exterior renovations and we’re doing the interior,” said Hotkowski. “So far we have got our walls sealed and the town has put in new down-spouts. We have also put in two commercial dehumidifiers on the floor. Now we will be working on the floor – that will be the next big project.”
Last year, Hotkowski said that the Southington Historical Society’s tag sale was a “banner year”, raising $3,500 for the organization. He thanked the numerous Southington Historical Society members who helped make it a success.
“This is our largest fundraising project of the year and so all hands are on-board,” he said.
Hotkowski encouraged people to stop by in September and see what the Historical Society has to offer.
“There’s always a big turnout and there’s always a lot of good stuff,” he said. “We appreciate the support. By supporting this tag sale you are supporting the preservation of Southington history through the Historical Society.”
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.