When the Minks to Sinks fall sale starts this Saturday, Oct. 7, the Minks to Sinks 2017 chairman, Janel Cassara, and the other 190 volunteers will be ready. They’ve already been spending the last several days leading up to the sale sorting, pricing and displaying the hundreds of thousands of items that people have donated or consigned. The amount of merchandise is staggering, but they manage, regardless of the weather, to have everything organized when the gate opens Saturday morning.

“Minks to Sinks has always been the best place to find great deals on gently used and new items, from kitchen and household items, to outdoor furniture, sports equipment, seasonal clothing, electronics, collectibles, and so much more. And we always have a few minks and sinks,” Cassera says.

She also points out that Minks to Sinks has been supporting recycling and reuse years before the phrase “reduce, reuse, recycle” became an environmental mantra. At the sale, shoppers will find bargains on items, including top quality brands, that other people no longer need or want–anything from a brand new Cuisinart coffee pot, to a Waterford crystal bowl, a Lillian August sofa, a Trek mountain bike and a Simon Pearce lamp. She also notes that the proceeds from Minks to Sinks benefit the Family and Children’s Agency, the Norwalk-based non-profit organization offering many important programs to help families in need.

The 2017 Minks to Sinks fall sale opens at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 7. On Sunday, Oct. 8 from noon-4 p.m., all merchandise is half-price. Monday, Oct. 9 from 9-11:30 a.m. is bag day, and shoppers can fill up a bag for $7.

The sale is located at the intersection of School Rd. and Rte. 7/Danbury Rd.–just look for the big white tents. For more information and directions, visit the Minks to Sinks website.