If you are not from New England, you might be wondering just what the heck is a “tag” sale?  Think “rummage” sale or “garage” sale, but in the case of the annual fall “tag sale at the congo church” the entire town’s garage all at once. This is a major community recycling effort! Items that would otherwise likely go the landfill are recycled and reused. Everyone is invited to participate in this effort. Williams students come to outfit their dorm rooms. Local area residents of limited means have a chance to get needed household items at a much reduced rate. Those who could afford to “buy new” can choose instead to buy used items to reduce their ecological footprint. For those who have excess items, donating them to the tag sale provides an ecologically and socially sound alternative to simply throwing them out. This is especially true for departing Williams College students, heading off to lives elsewhere, who are generous donors. And the tag sale is an important fundraising event for the church, enabling us to continue our other outreach efforts and maintain our iconic building to the benefit of everyone in town.

Volunteer.  If you would like to get involved, we would love to have you!  (And if you volunteer, you get to scope out all the really good stuff ahead of time!).  Just contact the church office.

Donate.  If you have items that you would like to donate, please, again, contact the church office.

Breaking Tag Sale News:

(The most recent news postings related to the tag sale)

Thanks to the Tag Sale set up crew pictured here for all last week's work getting us this far!

Tag Sale Workers Needed!!

  Tag Sale organizers, Annie Parkman, Cynthia Payne and Jody Green, would appreciate help getting ready for the Sept. 6th tag sale. There are still many things to do to help organize immense Tag Sale collection to be ready for the students’ return in September. If you can spare any time, the Tag Sale Team … read on
Tag Sale Help

Save the Date

It’s time again to help with the Tag Sale. If you haven’t volunteered for a spot yet, follow this link to sign up! Tag Sale The Annual Tag Sale is on September 6th this year, so please save that date, and keep an eye out here for announcements about volunteering for this important contribution to … read on
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Giant Tag Sale September 8th

The annual tag sale at First Congregational Church is a major community recycling event.  Dorm room items, cookware, dishes, holiday decorations, desk accessories, wall decorations, furniture – even things that defy classification – all these are donated by the community, sorted by a dedicated volunteer corps and are available for sale to the community. Saturday … read on