May 2011 Charity Garage Sale
May 14th 2011 Charity Garage Sale
A successful garage sale was held on a rainy Saturday, May 14th , 2011, from 8:30-3:00 pm in Orleans with all proceeds going to The OK Clean Water Project.
It was our second annual charity garage sale. Despite the heavy rain we managed to raise $ 870. Items were sold for a steal. Many avid garage sale enthusiasts stopped by to browse, chat and buy thanks to the OK Clean Water Project banner we posted on our street corner and our ad on ‘kijiji’ Those who didn’t buy gladly left a donation.
We were fortunate to have some tarps to protect us and our “for sale” items from the rain. We are thankful to family members, good friends, and neighbours on Turner Cr., who donated interesting items for the bargain hunters. Just as we were closing down around 3 o’clock somewhat discouraged that we had not yet sold some bigger items, a couple arrived to purchase a small dining room set, a desk table and other items for their daughter who was moving into an apartment. What a godsend for both parties! It was a wet, cold and tiring day but all for a good cause. Louise & George Garby