Hos­pice tag sale

Northumberland Today - - OPINION - CE­CILIA NASMITH

NORTHUM­BER­LAND — Sup­port­ers of the new Northum­ber­land Hos­pice Care Cen­tre ex­pect many fundrais­ers will be re­quired to get the pro­ject to fruition.

One will be com­ing up Saturday, as a long­time sup­porter puts many amaz­ing items up for a tag sale, where 100% of the pro­ceeds will go to the cause.

Com­mu­nity Care Northum­ber­land, which pro­vides hos­pice and pal­lia­tive-care ser­vices for the county, an­nounced the ap­proval of the Northum­ber­land Hos­pice Care Cen­tre in May, when On­tario’s Min­is­ter of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins vis­ited their Cobourg of­fice.

The six-bed fa­cil­ity, ex­pected to open in March 2019, would be de­signed to pro­vide care givers and fam­i­lies with seam­less ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion, sup­port, re­fer­ral op­tions and sup­port­ive pro­gram­ming.

Last month, a Hamil­ton Town­ship site was an­nounced for its lo­ca­tion.

Vol­un­teer Se­lena Forsyth an­nounced the tag sale this week, on the oc­ca­sion of her friend Jen­nifer Dar­rell down­siz­ing. Hav­ing cho­sen all she wishes to take along, Dar­rell and her friends are set­ting up a tag sale for the re­main­der.

“We are en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to come look at some beau­ti­ful pieces,” Forsyth said.

A lovely va­ri­ety of fur­ni­ture, an­tiques and ac­ces­sories (in­clud­ing kitchen items) is up for grabs, as well as some very in­ter­est­ing books. The vol­un­teers are ac­tu­ally cat­a­logu­ing these books into var­i­ous cat­e­gories for your shop­ping con­ve­nience, and Forsyth said this is a chance to pick up some mag­nif­i­cent hard-cov­ers for a great price.

Dar­rell’s home was also known for its splen­did gardens, and a won­der­ful ar­ray of out­door pot­tery, ce­ram­ics and other gar­den ac­ces­sories is worth a look for the avid hor­ti­cul­tur­al­ist.

Saturday’ssalerunsfrom10a.m.to2 p.m.and,weath­er­per­mit­ting,the­gar­den items will be set out on the pa­tio (or in the garage, in case of rain).

On-street park­ing is not idea at this ad­dress, Forsyth said, but there will be park­ing on the prop­erty with vol­un­teers di­rect­ing the drivers.

Mean­while, Forsyth has pro­vided di­rec­tions to 106 Fen­ton Rd., north­west of Grafton and north of High­way 401, which in­clude sig­nage to the event.

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