June 7, 2023
SHELBURNE, VT — On Saturday, June 10th, residents at Wake Robin will raise the door on its 27th tag and book sale. This event has been an institution since 1996 for this life plan community on the shores of Lake Champlain (with a brief hiatus during the pandemic).
Each year the sale is organized by a group of volunteers — nearly half of Wake Robin’s 400 residents — and it features carefully vetted, high quality furniture, housewares, kitchen items, jewelry, books, sports gear, and more. The volunteers work on the event throughout the year, and the sale draws 700-800 shoppers from down the road and across state lines.
This annual tag and book sale helps to fund programming for the community, including guest lectures, live performances, lifelong learning opportunities, and much more. It also offers a chance for residents to downsize without sending adding to the local landfill, while offering reasonably priced items for the community’s staff and neighbors.
Wake Robin, a nonprofit community offering the full continuum of living options for senior citizens, has a longstanding commitment to sustainability; its annual sale is a prime example of its residents’ values and environmental activism. Ranging from independent living cottages and apartments to the Linden Health Center, a five-star residential-care and skilled-nursing facility, Wake Robin is an active, safe, supportive community of adults.