The chairs of the 112th St. Stephen’s Nutmeg Festival, Claire and Nick Simard, have announced that members of the community may drop off items to be sold at the event on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival, one of Connecticut’s oldest church fairs, takes place Saturday, August 11.
Festival proceeds – including 100% of the raffle and silent auction proceeds - will benefit St. Stephen’s outreach programs, which focus on non-profits in the greater Ridgefield and Danbury areas.
Donations will be accepted behind the church at 351 Main St. According the Simards, “We are happy to accept bicycles and tricycles, smaller sized furniture (used, barely used and brand-new), area rugs, gardening and other tools, sports equipment, children’s toys and games, jewelry (both costume and fine), books, kitchen utensils and other household goods, as well as art, antiques and other treasures.” All donations are tax deductible.
The committee cannot accept computer monitors, oversized furniture, press board furniture, humidifiers/dehumidifier, air conditioners, plumbing fixtures, mattresses/box springs, exercise machines, home health equipment, baby cribs, car seats, changing tables, TV’s (cathode ray tube and rear-projection), clothing, used stuffed animals, encyclopedias, text books or dictionaries.
Future drop-off dates are June 30, July 14 and July 28.