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St. James Arlington Announces 2019 Norman’s Attic Celebration, August 3

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Time to Gear Up for Norman’s Attic!

Norman’s Attic, listed as one of Yankee Magazine’s top Vermont summer events, is returning to the Arlington town green on Saturday, August 3rd , from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, August 4th from 12:00 to 5 p.m.. Now in its 24th year, Norman’s Attic is a town-wide tag sale and celebration hosted by St. James’ Episcopal Church. It gets its name from beloved American illustrator Norman Rockwell, who resided in Arlington and painted its residents for the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines for more than 20 years.

Tag sales will abound on the roads and byways of Arlington throughout the day, while all along Main Street vendors will be selling a wide selection of hand-made crafts, textiles, jewelry, art and pottery, antiques, woodware and children’s clothing.

But the focus of the excitement is in front of the Church, on Rt. 7A across from the town offices. St. James’ parishioners and volunteers will be hosting an early-bird coffee and donut station before the famous grill gets fired up, turning out hot dogs and burgers along with toppings such as sautéed onions and peppers. Also on offer will be homemade sandwiches, as well as the ever-popular gourmet bake table, where you can grab a treat to eat on the spot, or take home a cake, pie, breakfast rolls or other goodies for later enjoyment. All have been just baked (or canned or pickled) by the parishioners of St. James’.

There will be the ever-popular “recycle, reuse and repurpose” tables full of kitchenware, toys, puzzles, decorative items and costume jewelry, all at can’t-resist prices. The Cross Country Cloggers will be showing off their fancy footwork in the afternoon, while St. James’ itself —Vermont’s first Episcopal parish—and its historic cemetery will be open for viewing and informal tours. In addition, the church will provide information about some of the private tag sales going on throughout town that day.

For more information about this fun and festive event, call the St. James’ office at 802-375-9952, or telephone Joanna Taylor at 375-9330.  You may also check the church website: or visit us on Facebook.

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