Thursday, September 5, 2013

Huntersville tag sale will aid Habitat

Jack Hart comes from a family where worn and aging things are seldom thrown out.
The stash has become unwieldy, so Hart is inviting the public to his 50-acre farm for a tag sale. Visit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 13029 Asbury Chapel Road in Huntersville.
The money he raises will go to Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. He could win the contest title for Biggest Cheese in Town if he raises more than the other nine contestants.
He’ll sell housewares, toys, tools, cameras and more, said Nancy Baldwin of Nancy Baldwin’s Tag Sale Treasures. She volunteered to organize the sale.
Hart, a former FBI code breaker and longtime family fix-it man, has been a volunteer at the ReStore in Cornelius since 2006, said his daughter, Carolyn Hart. The contest is a way to lend more support.
Each contestant will host individual events and has pledged at least $1,000. The winner will be announced Nov. 7.
After hosting a hot dog sale and then a sale of his watercolor paintings in previous years, Hart, 95, thinks he might just clinch the title this year – based on the volume of goods.
“It was originally in my grandparents’ home and then my parents’ home,” Carolyn Hart said of the sale goods. “I’m descended from a long line of hoarders.”