Bar­gains Up for Grabs on the Trail

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

Over 35 garage sales have al­ready been reg­is­tered in the Hawkes­bury for the week­end long Garage Sale Trail on Satur­day, 21 and Sun­day 22, Oc­to­ber 2017. House­holds, com­mu­nity groups, char­i­ties, lo­cal busi­nesses and schools across Aus­tralia are set to join an es­ti­mated 350,000 or more Aus­tralians as part of the sev­enth an­nual na­tional Garage Sale Trail.

Aimed at bring­ing com­mu­ni­ties to­gether and pro­mot­ing re­use, Garage Sale Trail has set two ma­jor na­tional goals in 2017. Firstly, to see 2 mil­lion items listed for re­use across the coun­try, and sec­ondly, to en­able 120,000 new neigh­bourly con­nec­tions over the week­end long event.

Andrew Valder, The Co­Founder of Garage Sale Trail said “Garage Sale Trail helps peo­ple to think about how we can all take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the waste we cre­ate. Items that are reused don’t end up in coun­cil col­lec­tions or in landfill. It’s also a sim­ple way for peo­ple to meet and talk to peo­ple in their com­mu­nity as well as fundraise”.

Mayor of Hawkes­bury, Coun­cil­lor Mary Lyons-Buck­ett en­cour­ages res­i­dents to find un­ex­pected items the Trail has to of­fer. “Past ex­am­ples in­clude a vin­tage trac­tor, minia­ture goats, a beachside apart­ment and even a cou­ple of grand­pas, it’s all part of the fun!” said the Mayor.

“Use the hash­tag #choose­toreuse as you find un­ex­pected items and post them to so­cial me­dia,” she added.

The ini­tia­tive is run by Aus­tralian not-for-profit Garage Sale Trail Foun­da­tion.

Regis­ter your garage sale for free or see what’s up for sale in your area on 21 & 22 Oc­to­ber 2017 by vis­it­ing www. garage­sale­

Sell­ers young and old par­tic­i­pate in Garage Sale Trail across the coun­try.

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