Shoppers arriving at the annual Minks to Sinks Spring Sale, which begins this Saturday, May 2 at 9 a.m., will find thousands of new and gently used household items at bargain prices. They will also find an additional fifth tent covering the “courtyard area” where chairs and tables are displayed for sale, and hundreds of collectible items will be displayed in a new “Collectibles” area.

Because Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, and the sale goes on regardless of the weather, the additional tent will protect not only the items for sale from the elements, but the shoppers as well. And while Minks to Sinks is popular for great deals on household items (ranging from pots and pans to gardening equipment, bikes, coffee makers, lamps, holiday decorations, children’s toys, furniture, luggage, seasonal clothing and more), it also offers great prices on collectible items.

“Every year, people consign or donate many items that are quite special, such as fine china, crystal, and sterling silver items, and antiques. Starting with this Spring Sale, we’ve organized all of these more collectible items in one area to make it easier for shoppers who may be looking for this type of merchandise,” explains Laura Hussey, who is co-chairing the 2015 Minks to Sinks sale with Charlotte Ackerman.

In addition to collectible items, shoppers will also find high quality brand name products from Cuisinart to Ethan Allen to L.L. Bean. But whether shoppers are in the market for something specific–a Waterford crystal vase, a new or gently used Cuisinart coffee pot, Calphalon frying pan, Trek bicycle, L.L.Bean knapsack, Ethan Allen or Lillian August sofa, gardening equipment, shorts and shirts for the children–or a mink coat or a kitchen sink, Minks to Sinks probably has it, and at a bargain price, too. No wonder Minks to Sinks is often called the “largest treasure hunt in town.”

Both Hussey and Ackerman have been volunteers with Minks to Sinks for several years, and they say they are honored to be serving as co-chairs of the spring and fall sale this year.

“The sale raises money for Family & Children’s Agency, which is such a worthwhile organization, and provides much needed social services to individuals and families in need in the surrounding communities,” explains Ackerman. ”Volunteering at Minks to Sinks is a great way to roll up our sleeves and give back to the community and those in need.”

Both co-chairs also say they enjoy the camaraderie that exists among the over 190 volunteers, many of whom have been Minks to Sinks volunteers for years. “Everyone involved in the sale works so hard, and has such a great attitude. While it is a lot of work, we also have a lot of fun and the satisfaction of knowing that we’re doing something for a good cause,” Hussey adds.

The Minks to Sinks Spring sale opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 2 at the intersection of Rte. 7 (Danbury Rd.) and School Rd., next to the Wilton High School tennis courts. Bargain days are Sunday, May 3 from noon – 4 p.m. and Monday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – noon.

For more information and directions, please visit the Minks to Sinks website.