Trail of bargains leads to Lake Monger
AS many as 100 tables of recycled treasure are expected to pop up for this year’s Lake Monger Markets on October 24.
The market, which is in its second year, is part of the National Garage Sale Trail.
Town of Cambridge waste minimisation officer Jackie Dickson said there would be a new “borrow a bike” system this year that, depending on the popularity, could be rolled out on a more permanent basis.
The event will also include food vans, kids’ activities, sustainability demonstrations and a worm farm.
Mayor Simon Withers said some residents in the Town did not have a garage and the market would give them an opportunity to be part of the recycling day.
“Our staff had the idea to turn it into a market,” Mr Withers said. “I’ll come down on the day. “It’s good for recycling but also for the community interaction.”
Councillor Corrine MacRae said she planned to sell her grown-up children’s unwanted goods at the market.
“I’m a compulsive verge shopper. I love garage sales,” Cr MacRae said.
“I’ll be here selling my daughter’s old things.”
It is free to sign up for the market and people do not have to be a Cambridge resident to participate.