FAIRFIELD — It’s that time of year again. Time for the Really Big Tag Sale this weekend, but this year, Operation Hope’s executive director said, its proceeds are even more important.

“With state and federal funds dwindling, the proceeds from this event are more important than ever,” Carla Miklos said. “The people we serve still need help getting back on their feet, or feeding their families, whether or not there is a balanced budget or political will.”

The tag sale, staffed by volunteers and hosted by First Church Congregational at 148 Beach Road, is held to benefit Operation Hope. Operation Hope provides homeless shelters for men, women, and families, a food pantry, supportive affordable rental housing and support services, and a community kitchen.

This year, the organization also accepted old electronics, for a fee, to be smashed and recycled.

At the sale itself, Miklos said, “It’s a great opportunity to find a hidden treasure and support a good cause. There is literally something for everyone, from sporting equipment to collectibles, furniture, art work, holiday decor, jewelry, and more.”

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Operation Hope’s Really Big Tag Sale

Aug. 19: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Aug. 20: noon- 4 p.m.

Admission: $1

First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road

Rain or shine

The tag sale is held rain or shine, and Miklos said they are hoping for a good turnout.

Should shopping make you hungry, the Fairfield Rotary Club will once again be operating a food concession, serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, bagels, pastries, and soft drinks. All proceeds from the food tent sale go back to Operation Hope.

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