By all measures, the First Copake Falls Day Hamlet Wide Yard Sale was a huge success. The weather was sublime, we netted several hundred dollars for the benefit of Copake Falls Day on August 22nd, and most important, we met many wonderful neighbors and visitors. Thanks go out to many people including (but not limited to!) Larry Proper and his amazing Copake Highway Department crew (they always make sure we do it right), the 25 vendors who set up shop either at home or at the Copake Ironworks Schoolhouse, the owner of the Schoolhouse who made the property available to us this year and who has offered it again for next year, the staff of both The Register-Star and the Columbia Paper, and especially, everyone who spent the day snapping up treasures throughout the hamlet. Thanks too, to our fearless leader in this event, Robin Bruce (pictured below) who brought a cool head, big brains and a phenomenal instinct for organization to the party. Robin says, "the success of this sale virtually guarantees a repeat performance next year. But don't forget, this is all about Copake Falls Day on August 22nd. See you then!"
That table was empty by the end of the day!