It’s the sale that stops Rochester

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THE fifth an­nual Rochester Town Garage Sale is on Satur­day.

Eighty-four site hold­ers have signed up for this year’s event, which sees a range of new and used items go on sale — from camp­ing gear and mo­tor­bikes to in­flat­able swim­ming pools and ev­ery sort of house­hold item you could imag­ine.

Or­gan­iser Heather Dar­byshire said the day was a great way to pick up a bar­gain or clear out un­wanted items and make some money in the process.

‘‘I’m re­ally sur­prised to see all these new peo­ple sign­ing up,’’ she said.

‘‘The best thing about this event, for me, is the re­cy­cling and the com­mu­nity in­te­gra­tion. Peo­ple meet peo­ple and feel like it’s okay to go in and talk to each other.

‘‘It also brings peo­ple to the town and they walk the back streets — not just where the shops are— and see how beau­ti­ful it is.’’

The event is run un­der the ban­ner of the Rochester Busi­ness Net­work.

The sales be­gin at 8am and run un­til about 2pm, de­pend­ing on each site holder.

Maps are avail­able for $2 from 7am on Satur­day at Cal­tex, Mur­rays’ Milk­bar, Rochester Bak­ery, Cafe 3561 and Rochester Dis­counts.

To co­in­cide with the event, sev­eral lo­cal busi­nesses will have spe­cials avail­able on Satur­day only.

For in­for­ma­tion, call Mrs Dar­byshire on 0400 866 815.

Alan and Heather Dar­byshire are ex­cited for the an­nual Rochester Town Garage Sale on Satur­day.

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