This Friday October 29th through Sunday, October 31st from 9 a.m – 5 p.m. each day, Beacon Preservation, Inc. (BPI) is hosting a charity fundraiser to support Green Light Academy and The Penfield Lighthouse. Obsidium Antiques is liquidating their entire inventory of antiques in one, massive, three-day tag sale. Proceeds from the tag sale will benefit Beacon’s educational programs and the sustainable restoration of its Penfield Reef Lighthouse.
In a previous article on this site, we discussed the benefits the Green Light Academy in conjunction with Beacon Preservation has on the high school aged kids who help them preserve the area's lighthouses.
Sale hours are Friday through Sunday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Find us at: 157 Main Street, Ansonia, Connecticut 06401
(Warehouse entrance between Senior Center & Wachovia Drive-Up)
Friday, October 29th (20% tag price)
Saturday, October 30th (25% off)
Sunday, October 31st (30% off)
Monday, November 1st (pick up day and make an offer!)
CASH, PAYPAL, & CREDIT CARDS via ONLINE DONATION
The tag sale will feature hundreds of unique and beautiful items, including fine European and American furniture, architectural pieces, lighting fixtures, rugs, pottery and collectibles, and dozens of stained glass windows. “Oddball” items include Edwardian rowing sculls, Victorian bathtubs, English stoves, fireplace mantles and fenders, and a six-foot high placard of Marie Antoinette’s famous head!
The idea for the tag sale came from Beacon’s president, Casey Jordan, who ran Obsidium Antiques for five years out of a Victorian Bank Building in Ansonia. When she founded Beacon in 2006, she closed the antiques business and renovated the building into professional office space, storing the antiques in a warehouse next door at 157 Main Street in Ansonia. Because of the market collapse in 2007, she delayed liquidating the antiques until the market improved—but it hasn’t. Realizing the time has come to part with the 7,000 square feet of inventory, the plan was hatched to let Beacon Preservation and Penfield Reef Light benefit from the sale.
Without the support of private donors, the futures of BPI programs such as Green Light Academy, and Penfield Reef Light are uncertain. Since the state budget required the grant for GLA 2010 to be cut by 35% this past summer, BPI was forced not only to accept fewer students, but also cut back field trips and other hands-on educational opportunities that benefit GLA students. When Beacon is able to complete the restoration of Penfield Reef Light, it will include a sustainable environment research center and aquaculture laboratory.
Please come and show your support for Beacon Preservation and enjoy the hunt for a special, one-of-a kind, piece of décor for your home!
CALL FOR GLA ALUMNI AND HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS!
Come and earn community service hours for your high school graduation and support future Green Light Academy students by volunteering a Beacon Preservation’s tag sale charity fundraiser! Responsibilities include: assisting customers with purchases, organization, speaking about your experience at GLA and letting everyone know that they are supporting a great cause! If you are interested in volunteering please call (330-714-7240) or e-mail Sam (Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org) with your availability.