Hartford townwide sale this weekend

F rom tag sales to flowers and history to food, there will be a little something of everything this weekend during Hartford’s Townwide Garage Sale.
On Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10, more than 50 homes throughout the community will display all sorts of items on their lawns for people to purchase.
Bonnie Williamson, coordinator of the event and owner of As Time Goes By on Main Street, said the garage sale attracts both residents and non-residents who come into town looking for bargains.
“It’s a big crowd; it’s one of the busier weekends,” Williamson said. Every year, shoppers find an assortment of items for sale, including furniture, antiques, clothing, household items, sporting equipment and much more.
“There’s usually lots of good stuff, lots of bargains. There’s a nice variety,” Williamson said.
While many of the sales are concentrated on Main Street, there are plenty of others in locations throughout the town.
There will be sales on Hall Road, State Routes 40 and 149, Rowe Hill, Dick Hill, Burch Road and many others.
On Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Hartford Youth Commission has reserved the school parking lot for the sales. The Youth Commission tent will hold a fund raising food sale offering cold drinks, hotdogs, burgers, chips, sausage/peppers, etc. Youth Commission soccer signups will also take place at the tent that day.
A number of local groups will also partake in the weekend’s festivities. Hartford Boy Scout Troop 40 will sell food hotdogs, hamburgers and sodas near the Post Office on Main Street and will compete against the Hartford Youth Commission for the title of “best hotdog.”
The Tri-County Branch flower show, “Roots: In Celebration of a Century WNF&G” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Masonic Hall on Main Street. The organization will showcase different floral arrangements, plants will be for sale and food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will be used to award scholarships to deserving students in the area who will be pursuing an agriculture or horticulture career. This year’s recipients are Kassandra Madulka of Ballston Spa and Allison Parrott of Hartford. The flower show is open to the public. For more information, call 584-4439.
On Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. at Stewart’s, the Hartford Fish and Game Club will host a chicken barbecue.
For history buffs, the Hartford Museum and Howard Hanna Civil War Enlistment Center will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the museum on Main Street. The museum is purported to be the only Civil War Enlistment Center still standing in New York and chronicles the history of the community and the citizen who fought in the Civil War. The museum will also be open during its regular hours, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Restroom facilities will be available at the museum and at the South Hartford Congregation Church.
A listing of sales and their locations will be available during at As Time Goes By and Stewart’s Shop.
For more information, call Williamson at 632-5166.

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