A huge tag sale at Lyme-Old Lyme High School (LOLHS), presented by the Lyme-Old Lyme Friends of Music, will bring loads of bargains to the school’s gym and commons areas on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will help Friends of Music support the high school music department trip to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, this coming December. Items for sale will include housewares, toys, books, CDs and DVDs, sporting goods, furniture, tools, and more. Clothing and bedding will not be included in the tag sale.
The “Big Kahuna” Tag Sale is one of several fundraisers that Friends of Music is conducting this year, in its effort to help defray the cost of sending LOLHS student musicians to represent Connecticut at Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremonies. On Dec. 7, high school bands and choruses from the United States and Japan will gather in Hawaii to perform at ceremonies marking the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the beginning of United States involvement in World War II.
Among those school groups will be 105 members of the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Band and Chorus, the only school in Connecticut — and one of two from New England — to be participating in the event. LOLHS Chorus and Band members, along with Choral Director Kristine Pekar and Band Director Jacob Wilson, are busy preparing for this performance, which will demonstrate how cultures once opposed can come together to present a musical gift to the world.
There is a substantial cost for this trip and Friends of Music is committed to raising funds to help cover these costs. Other projects under way include ongoing sales of Stop & Shop “Cash for Causes” cards; a unique Mattress Sale (new, name-brand mattresses at steep discounts) on May 21; a “Dine-in” at Flanders Fish House restaurant in East Lyme on May 23; and the “Hawaii Five.0” 5K road race on July 30.
Information on each of these projects, as well as a direct donation portal, can be found on the Friends of Music website, www.friendsofmusiclol.org. Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Friends of Music can accept matching funds from employers.
DONATIONS: Spring cleaning? Moving? Donations of items to the Big Kahuna Tag Sale will be gladly accepted on Friday, May 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the high school: housewares, furniture, sporting goods, toys, books, CDs and DVDs, artwork, tools, etc., in good condition—but no clothing, please.