Clare­mont joins in Garage SaleTrail

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

CLARE­MONT res­i­dents will join peo­ple across the coun­try on Satur­day as part of the Garage Sale Trail.

Hav­ing started in 2010, the ini­tia­tive, which en­cour­ages res­i­dents to host and shop at garage sales on one day, has grown from a grass­roots event to a pro­gram cov­ered by 150 coun­cils na­tion­ally. Town of Clare­mont Mayor Jock Barker said he was pleased to see Clare­mont em­brace the na­tional event, with eight sep­a­rate garage sales al­ready reg­is­tered and a few more weeks to go.

“Peo­ple are us­ing Garage Sale Trail as an op­por­tu­nity to raise money for trav­els, clear out their closet and give un­wanted goods a new lease on life,” he said.

“Garage Sale Trail is a sim­ple idea that en­cour­ages peo­ple to con­sider how things can be reused, while also pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity to raise money. The idea of pass­ing on what you don’t want to a new home is truly a great form of sus­tain­abil­ity.”

The Town will hold its own garage sale, with the Clare­mont Com­mu­nity Hub and Li­brary sell­ing used books and mag­a­zines from 9am to noon. To reg­is­ter, visit garage­sale­trail.com.au.

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