De­clut­ter and make cash

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

SUS­TAIN­ABIL­ITY will be the head­line act of a fair be­ing held at John MacMil­lan Park as part of the Garage Sale Trail on Oc­to­ber 22.

The Town of Vic­to­ria Park is hold­ing The Good Day Out for the first time, which will fea­ture more than 50 stalls, food and drink ven­dors, com­mu­nity busi­nesses, en­ter­tain­ers and in­for­ma­tion and ed­u­ca­tion ses­sions.

The fair has been de­vel­oped in part­ner­ship with lo­cal com­mu­nity groups and there will be ap­pear­ances by the Eco Faeries, Kanyana Wildlife Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre, The Joy of Wood and Junkcraft as well as per­for­mances by The Belles, Bai­ley O’Don­nell, East Vic­to­ria Park Pri­mary, Perth Har­mony Cho­rus and Junkadelic.

Town of Vic­to­ria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the fair would be a fan­tas­tic day with a range of sus­tain­ably fo­cused stalls, pre­sen­ta­tions and work­shops on of­fer

“I en­cour­age you to come and join the sus­tain­able liv­ing move­ment which aims to in­flu­ence be­hav­iours in the small­est way,” he said.

Mr Vaughan said the coun­cil was proud to be mak­ing Garage Sale Trail hap­pen lo­cally to pro­vide res­i­dents with a fun way to de­clut­ter, meet like-minded peo­ple and un­cover some bar­gains.

“Garage Sale Trail is a sim­ple idea that en­cour­ages peo­ple to con­sider how things can be reused whilst rais­ing money,” he said.

“The idea of pass­ing on what you don’t want to a new home is truly a great form of sus­tain­abil­ity.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on The Good Day Out visit vic­to­ri­a­

From its in­cep­tion in 2010, Garage Sale Trail has grown from a grass­roots ini­tia­tive to a na­tion­wide event pow­ered by more than 150 coun­cils.

By or­gan­is­ing com­mu­ni­ties around Aus­tralia to host and shop at garage sales on one day, the event aims to en­cour­age reuse, in­spire creativ­ity, pro­vide a fundrais­ing plat­form, cre­ate aware­ness around il­le­gal dump­ing and unite com­mu­ni­ties.

Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to hold their own or visit a neigh­bour­ing garage sale in the morn­ing be­fore join­ing in on the fun in the af­ter­noon at The Good Day Out.

Visit garage­sale­ au for more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter.

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme­mu­ni­ d460124

Nicky Nolan, Faerie Cara, Brian Oliver, James Cross, Jo Bus­sell , Dave Lind­ner, Faerie Kirstee and Bren­dan Nock are all set.

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