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Trade Secrets: A Beautiful & Bountiful Benefit
Dan Shaw reports from Sharon.
Trade Secrets is like a big family reunion where everyone catches up with familiar faces they haven’t seen for ages—or at least since the last Trade Secrets. Hundreds came out to shop on May 19 at the 12th annual antique and rare-plant shopping extravaganza at Elaine La Roche’s Lion Rock Farm in Sharon, CT, which is the most important fundraiser of the year for Women’s Support Services, an organization that focuses on domestic violence intervention and prevention in northwest Connecticut and adjacent towns in New York and Massachusetts. It was family day for Hammertown’s Joan Osofsky who had her granddaughters, Olive and Lillie (left), lending a hand at her booth. Celebrities like Martha Stewart and Bette Midler were spotted shopping among the hundred of early buyers, but most everyone’s attention was focused on the bountiful merchandise and the glorious, sunny weather.
Volunteers Dorothy Felske and artist Karin Wexler; garden gurus Margaret Roach & Bob Hyland.
Hunter Bee’s Jonathan Bee with Tony Kiser and Lisa Atkin.