Trail of bar­gains leads to Lake Mon­ger

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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