SOMERS, N.Y. - The parking lot and vendor tables overflowed last Sunday at the annual tag sale hosted by the Somers Women’s Club at Reis Park.
Vendors purchased space to sell used and unused items such as books, toys, housewares, small furniture, collectibles, baskets and jewelry, clothing, art, frames and more. The cost of their tables, in addition to raffles and bake sale proceeds support charitable activities in the Somers area, including back-to-school clothing and supplies, holiday food and gifts for area families, and high school and summer day camp scholarships. The Somers Women’s Club also contributes to community service groups such as Support Connection, Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Shelter, Community Center of Northern Westchester and Friends of Karen.
Raffle prizes were provided by several local businesses and included a $500 cash prize and gift certificates. The Penny Lane Dance Academy put on a mid-day performance.
Somers resident Laurie Naughton shared a table with her neighbor and sister for the second year in a row and said she enjoys the experience.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for the community to come out and sell their crafts and home goods,” she said. “The weather could not be better.”
Sandy Oringel, vice president of the club, said the event is its biggest fundraiser.
“Even though it’s one day, it’s months of preparation,” she said. “It’s a huge undertaking but it’s worth it. Every penny we earn gets turned around to one of our charities or activities.”