Discover Pownal is happy to announce the inaugural Pownal Pop-Up and Town Tag Sale to be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in multiple locations around the town of Pownal, Vermont.
As of Sept. 3, the town has 21 locations and over 35 sellers, vendors, and food providers. There will also be live music at a few of the spots. Items being sold include knick-knacks, clothing, toys, furniture, jewelry, crafts, lawn equipment, antiques, and so much more. Food providers will be located in front of the Village Market, 3000 US Route 7.
Directories and maps will be provided at each location and signage will be up around town to help guide people to the various locations. There is also a google map and an online directory that can be accessed via' www.discoverpownal.com.'
Sellers were asked for a registration fee of $5. The fee will go towards the marketing, signage, maps (both hard copies and a google map), garbage bags, and a directory of all the participating sales, businesses, and vendors. All leftover monies collected will be donated to Bennington County Meals on Wheels.
The large spaces that have signed on to host the group sales are Harwood Homestead on Cedar Hill Road, Faith Christian Fellowship on Main Street, a private home large yard owned by Jeff Egan on North Pownal Road, the 346 Ballpark, the firehouse on the corner of North Pownal Road and Route 7, and the Town Park on Center Street. There are also numerous individual sales, giving the customers a chance to see the beauty and diversity that Pownal has to offer.
The idea came from the community tag sales in Arlington and Bennington along with a conversation with the seniors who hold a yearly sale at the Firehouse on North Pownal Road. There were no charges for the seniors who participate in that leg of the sales.
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Discover Pownal promotes the growth and development of Pownal’s local businesses and farms, social organizations, land stewardship, and outdoor recreation through outreach, education, and community events.
The group developed out of the Empower Pownal Community Visit process, facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development in 2017. Other Discover Pownal initiatives include recreation, small business and conservation efforts, all intended to strengthen community and economic development for the area.
In the very southwestern corner of Vermont and nestled in the Hoosic River Valley, Pownal is a gateway to all of the state lying to the north and the east. It is home to a beautiful river valley, lush agricultural lands and rolling hills populated with the great recreational opportunities that come with a diverse and scenic rural landscape. In addition to a favorable town infrastructure, Pownal is also rich in human resources, with an active and engaged citizenry who care deeply about the town and its future.
For more information go to' www.discoverpownal.com'
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