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Wednesday, February 21 Local

Letter: Scouts seek donations for annual tag sale

After such a long and stormy winter, spring can't come soon enough! All the more reason to start your spring-cleaning now; so once the warm weather hits -- and it will be coming -- you will have time to get out and do nothing but enjoy the sunshine.

Darien Boy Scouts are here to help. We will take unneeded items off your hands and, through our popular annual tag sale, offer them to other families who may have a need for what is only cluttering up your home.

Start cleaning out those closets, garages and basements -- the 42nd annual Boy Scout Tag Sale is scheduled for May 4.

If you have large or heavy items to donate, the Scouts can pick them up for you. We will be offering pick-ups on April 12 and 26. To request a pick-up, call 203-656-1830 ext. 3 or visit www.darienscouts.org. Donations can also be dropped off at the Scout cabin at 140 West Ave. starting April 16 through 19 and 23 through 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and April 17, 18, 24 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

By donating your goods you will not only be supporting Scouts in your community, but also de-cluttering your home, recycling goods, saving space in our landfills, and you might get a tax deduction. Scouts and their families greatly look forward to this period of working together and promoting reducing, recycling and reusing. Many families anticipate our sale yearly to be able to find that special treasure or much needed item and we can all feel proud to assist in providing that service.

We've also worked diligently over the years to make sure that any unsold items are passed onto other charities in need. In fact, if you have a charity that could use unsold items, please leave us a message at the number above. For more information about what we can and cannot accept, and drop-off times, please visit our website at www.darienscouts.org. We look forward accepting your donations and seeing you at the tag sale on Sunday, May 4.

Daniel Kunetz, president

Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust