Monson holds town-wide tag sale

MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Labor Day weekend travel for many families means a trip to the eastern Hampden County town of Monson for their annual town-wide tag sale.

Visitors to the 16th-annual town-wide tag sale headed straight for the First Church of Monson to get a map of where to go and to find out who’s selling what.

Cynthia Demers has been among the more than 100 tag sale participants for a number of years. She told 22News how the exposure helps the town. “It’s great for the community because it brings a lot of people in that otherwise wouldn’t come to the town of Monson,” said Demers. “They get to see the different business in downtown, get to know people and really realize this is a great community.”

The tag sale has become a tradition for many residents from nearby Hampden County towns. One family from the neighboring town of Wales hardly ever misses a Monson town-wide tag sale.

“We missed it two years ago because we were very busy but we just love coming as a family. It’s a lot of fun, we get a lot of good stuff.”

Rodney Shotte of Monson said, “We just think that it’s a great way for the community to come together, and it allows our kids to get out and meet the people from the community.”

No one kept count of the visitors, but it was obvious from the many cars there were many more people in Monson on Saturday than the 8,500 who live there.

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