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Fall Minks To Sinks Tag Sale In Wilton

New Yorker cartoonist Whitney Darrow's 1945 Minks to Sinks drawing.
New Yorker cartoonist Whitney Darrow's 1945 Minks to Sinks drawing. Photo Credit:

WILTON, Conn. -- The Minks to Sinks tag sale is Sunday and Monday in Wilton.

The bi-annual tag sale benefits Norwalk's Family & Children’s Agency. Each year, these sales raise more than $100,000, according to the agency.

The sale is from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (1/2 price bargain day) and 9 a.m. to noon Monday (1/2 price and fill-a-bag bargain day.

Minks to Sinks has its roots in the first rummage sale organized by volunteers in Wilton in 1931 to benefit the Nursing Association's Well Child Program. The name Minks to Sinks was coined in 1952, when a volunteer at a pre-rummage sale meeting brought along a mink coat to donate to the sale. Someone else had donated a sink, and another volunteer suggested they name the sale, Minks to Sinks. The name stuck, and to this day, the sale always has included at least one mink and more than a few sinks.

Known as the “biggest treasure hunt in town, the sale features thousands of donated and consigned items, including clothing, children’s toys, books, electronics, furniture, kitchenware, home decor and more

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