Embrace Fredonia gearing for Attic and Seller Days, summer

Shown are Daniel Heitzenrater, President & CEO of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce; Lauren Boyle, President of Embrace Fredonia; Daniel Siracuse, Secretary of Embrace Fredonia; Kevin Astry, Treasurer of Embrace Fredonia, and Larry Fiorella, Chair of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Fredonia Committee.

Embrace Fredonia has taken over the village’s annual Attic and Seller Days, but the organization does not plan any changes this year.

“This year, with it being the first year doing it, we’re going to keep things pretty consistent with what the (Fredonia) Chamber (of Commerce) set up,” said Lauren Boyle, Embrace Fredonia’s president.

The village-wide yard sale will be from Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2 this year. Boyle said maps of the sale sites will be sold that weekend at the visitors’ information booth in Barker Common, as in the past.

People can register their sales on Embrace Fredonia’s website or in person at Village Hall.

“So many people like it, the community looks forward to it,” Boyle said. “Everyone knows the first weekend in June is yard sale weekend.”

She added, “It’s going to be what everyone’s come to know and love and expect. The only true difference is that Embrace will run its (regularly scheduled spring) planting day in conjunction. You can grab a map and plant some flowers round a tree if you want to,” she laughed.

Embrace Fredonia started about a year ago and Boyle said it “has taken off. I could not be more thrilled with the amount of people, excuse the pun, who have embraced us.”

Starting with last spring’s platings, the organization subsequently did an “Alleyway Bingo” event, a “Holiday Trivia Night,” and partnered with the Fredonia Chamber to do holiday decorations. “That was incredible, I still have people telling me how amazing the wreaths and banners looked (last) year,” Boyle said.

She added that Embrace board members and the community are full of ideas, and businesses are excited for the organization’s mission. “It’s more than I ever expected. I’m incredibly humbled by the response we’ve received.”

Boyle concluded, “We’ve got a very busy 2024.”


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