On trail of great idea

Kalamunda Reporter - - Street Watch -

MEN’S Shed and Garage Sale Trail are get­ting ready to cel­e­brate the third year of a fruit­ful part­ner­ship.

This year’s Garage Sale Trail is on Oc­to­ber 21 and 22 and it’s Aus­tralia's largest re­use event.

Men’s Shed, one of Aus­tralia’s largest male-based com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions, is proud to be part of such a won­der­ful move­ment.

“Garage Sale Trail is a great ini­tia­tive,” Aus­tralian Men’s Shed As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer David Helmers said.

“It not only pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity for peo­ple to sell their wares but also en­cour­ages so­cial in­ter­ac­tion through­out the en­tire com­mu­nity, as well as the en­vi­ron­men­tal as­pect with un­wanted goods find­ing a new life rather than go­ing to land­fill.

“Men’s Sheds through­out Aus­tralia ben­e­fit through par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Trail for the same rea­sons.”

Garage Sale Trail co-founder An­drew Valder said the feel­ing was mu­tual.

“Garage Sale Trail and Men’s Shed have so much in com­mon,” Mr Valder said.

“The cul­ture of men fix­ing things or mak­ing things sits smack-bang in the mid­dle of Garage Sale Trail’s mis­sion of pro­mot­ing re­use.

“Add to that the idea of men com­ing to­gether and cre­at­ing a lo­cal com­mu­nity and it’s hard to think of a bet­ter part­ner for what Garage Sale Trail is all about – re­use and com­mu­nity-build­ing.”

Log on to garage­sale­trail.com to reg­is­ter for the event.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d473883

Garage Sale Trail co-founder An­drew Valder with Men's Shed vol­un­teers Bob Peter­son and Ge­off Barr.

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