NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Sporting goods, furniture, electronics and toys will be on sale to help the Westchester Exceptional Children's School in North Salem.
The school is holding its first tag sale on its campus at 520 Route 22 in Purdys, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday and Saturday. All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting programs for the children at the school
"The funding in New York state has been reduced for schools for children with disabilities. This will help a lot," said John Caralyus. who is on the board of trustees at the school. "It's a great opportunity for the community to participate and also get some great items."
Caralyus said he hopes to raise at least $5,000 from the sale of items that have been donated by the community.
"We've had great participation by a lot of people including the Mike Amato, the Bryson and Outhouse families," he said. "They've done so much that we are very thankful for."
Caralyus and several workers have spent the past two days setting up a giant tent in front of the school. It will house many unique gifts that will be up for sale over the weekend.
"We even have nice dishes from Jack Parr, the former comedian, "said Caralyus. "His daughter donated them. They should draw a lot of interest. We're hoping to get about 500 people to come to the event. It should be
a lot of fun."