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The Commons
Town and Village

Vernon briefs

Originally published in The Commons issue #420 (Wednesday, August 9, 2017). This story appeared on page C2.

Townwide Tag Sale is coming

VERNON—VERNON — The annual Townwide Tag Sale is set for Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The registration fee is $5, which gives sellers two weeks of advertising in local media, a yard sign to attract buyers, and inclusion on a map that lists all the sales sites in town that weekend.

Forms are available on the unofficial Vernon Town Website at Registration deadline is Aug. 25.

Mums sale at the Vernon Historical Museum

VERNON — The Vernon Historians will hold their annual sale of potted chrysanthemums on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m.

In addition to the mums sale, the museum, housed in what was once one of Vernon’s one room schools, will be open. The original desks, blackboard, school bell, and other items are on display. You will also find many old photos of people who attended the area schools, some dating back to the early 1900s.

When you visit, be sure to see the copper bath tub that was once in the Whithed Hotel. The hotel was situated in the area of what is now the parking lot of the Vernon Union Church. The museum is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. through September.

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