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Minks to Sinks

Let us introduce you to the largest semi-annual tag sale in Wilton!

Minks to Sinks has its roots in the first rummage sale organized by volunteers in Wilton in 1931 to benefit the Nursing Association’s Well Child Program. The name Minks to Sinks was coined in 1952, when a volunteer at a pre-rummage sale meeting brought along a mink coat to donate to the sale. Someone else had donated a sink, and another volunteer suggested that they name the sale, Minks to Sinks. The name stuck, and to this day, the sale has always included at least one mink and more than a few sinks.

The early rummage sales didn’t have a permanent location. They were held at Town Hall, the Grange, the McFadden Building and the Wilton Playshop, among other locations in Wilton. Minks to Sinks was even held at the Gateway Shopping Plaza one year, while the shopping center was under construction. In the ’60′s the sale moved to the grounds of the Community Park, now the site of the Wilton YMCA. In 1971, Minks to Sinks found its current home, adjacent to the tennis courts at the intersection of Route #7 (Danbury Road) and School Road.

The Minks to Sinks organization is staffed with over 160 volunteers of all ages from the community of Wilton. Many of these volunteers have been giving their time for over thirty and forty years. During the semi-annual sales they work tirelessly to price, ticket, organize and display the thousands of items that are donated or consigned for the sale, often hauling heavy furniture, rugs, wooden doors, and lawn mowers to their designated locations under the tents or in the outdoor sale areas. These volunteers don the Minks to Sinks trademark red, white and blue ticking stripe aprons and work from morning to night for days before the sale starts, during the sale days, and cleaning up after the sale is over, no matter what the weather.

Each year Minks to Sinks holds two tags sales, one in October and the other in May. Learn more about the next tag sale.

Proceeds from Minks to Sinks goes directly to the programs at Family & Children’s Agency each year.