Annual Opera House BachYard Sale benefits Bach Festival

One of the ways that the 1891 Fredonia Opera House is able to mount its annual Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival is by raising funds through a special “BachYard Sale” in Barker Common during Fredonia’s villagewide Attic & Seller Days.

This year’s sale will be held June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a variety of house wares, furniture, CDs, knick-knacks, children’s toys, collectibles and curiosities. The sale will be held in a large tent in Barker Common directly across the street from the Opera House and Village Hall.

There also will an assortment of homemade baked goods provided by Opera House members and supporters. Sale-goers will be able to purchase raffle tickets for a made-to-order Italian tiramisu donated by Chef Donn Smeragliuolo of Monika’s Delites and the former Intermezzo Coffeehouse.

“We’re very grateful to our supporters who donate items for the sale, as well as to the many bargain-hunters who patronize the sale,” notes Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis. “The proceeds from the sale help us to present the Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival, which is arguably our largest program undertaking each year.”

The Opera House will be accepting gently used items in good condition for donation to the sale up until June 5. For more information, contact the Opera House Administration Office at 679-0891.