For the second time in two years, Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary’s Gigantic Garage Sale aims to turn one person’s trash into a whole lot of other people’s treasure.
This year’s sale happens Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 at the Cornerstone Church on Niagara Stone Road in Virgil.
If last time’s sale is any indication, experienced sale-goers know to start to line up well before the 9 a.m. opening. Cries of “No, it’s mine,” are expected to be heard once again at this popular community sale, as buyers clammer for great deals on lovely items.
This year’s sale will benefit children’s charities, both locally and internationally. In anticipation of a great buyer turnout, the Rotary Club is now looking for
donations of your gently used items.
Sale organizer Carol Lipsett indicated that last time, things like decorative home items, paintings, and furniture were all real top sellers, but the group is looking for anything that you think might not suit your current needs, but would appeal to someone else.
“Many people realized being at home more during our shutdowns that they have items in their houses they just don’t use anymore”, says Lipsett, “Now’s the time to clean out, and at the same time, help those very much in need.”
The Rotary Club is holding special drop-off dates at the church between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 26, March 13 and 26, and April 2, 9,16 and 23.
Items too large for you to move yourself? Just call 905-468-9987 and the Rotarians can help arrange a pickup.
Donation items include: home furniture and decor, artwork, china, area carpets, dishes, kitchen utensils, household appliances and electronics in working order, sporting equipment, linens, kids’ accessories and toys, and outdoor furniture.
Clothing and books will not be handled in this sale — please donate to Newark Neighbours and the public library. Items unsold at the end of the garage sale will be donated to local charities such as Newark Neighbours, Raft, Habitat for Humanity, Niagara Furniture Bank, Christian Benefit Shop and the Salvation Army.
For details please go to NOTL Rotary Gigantic Garage Sale.