With the sale moved from September to July due to scheduling needs, there were many changes that had to occur to allow us to have a successful sale. We consolidated the collection of donations to one location, were able to use the main room in the Holcomb Farm Barn for not only the sale but also the sorting process, and greatly reduced the number and amount of time we moved cartons from one location to another. Having more space to sort, and in air-conditioned space, sure helped!
Our concerns about the availability of volunteers and customers during the summer months turned out not an issue. We had a high number of volunteers to assist throughout and a record number of customers each day of the sale.
I want to thank the FOGPL Board —Carole Bernard, Stacey Konopaske, Sue Tokarz, Kim Leydon, Brian Tomasino, Jane Reardon, Joan Israelson, Vicki Bale-Saunders, Judy Guarco and Amy McCue—for their total involvement throughout June and July in sorting and selling items for the sale. In addition to the board, there were members of Cossitt Library Board, relatives of our board, and the entire library staff who also provided support. Thanks to all the remaining volunteers for their help.
We also extend our thanks to our sponsors Beman True Value Hardware, Windsor Federal Savings Bank, Judy Guarco (Realtor for BHHS New England Properties), Granby Dental Center, Paine’s, and Wine Etc.
We are grateful for the help and support of the Granby Recreation Department and the Department of Public Works as we faced the challenges of change.
Last, but not least, we are grateful to all who attended this successful event.
Del Shilkret, FOGPL President