Bargain hunting for our future leaders
If you are a bargain or treasure hunter mark Saturday, October 15 in your diary because you won’t want to miss out on what’s on offer.
The second Tokoroa City Lions Garage Sale is being held at the South Waikato YMCA Stadium in Princess Beatrix St from 8.30am until 1pm and it’s expected to be just as good if not better than last time.
The garage sale is all about raising money for the South Waikato YMCA’S youth community led projects and the garage sale’s spokesperson Noeline Christie said there will be all sorts of goodies up for grabs throughout the whole day.
‘‘We have got some really nice stuff so far, including a couple of push chairs, furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, and a farmer has even given me some barbed wire and tools because you never know what people are after,’’ she said.
Christie, who has been involved with the City Lions for around four years, said the garage sale was a great cause to get behind and she hoped people would come along and show their support of the community’s up and coming leaders.
‘‘What happened was the YMCA approached someone in the City Lions before we held the first garage sale in July and said the kids wanted a barbecue so I went to their coordinator Aroha Riki-hamana and said instead of us donating money would you as a group like to have a garage sale because that way it would bring the community together,’’she said.
‘‘It also means everyone gets to know where the YMCA is because a lot of people don’t know it’s all the way out there.’’
‘‘All the proceeds go to youth led community projects which in turn empowers young leaders of the future and that is why we do it,’’ she said.
She said the last garage sale proved very popular with people from all walks of life attending.
‘‘The community in Tokoroa is so giving, especially for the kids, and we managed to make $15,000. It was really amazing,’’ she said.
‘‘Anyone is welcome to come along and for me it is an experience, it is a treasure hunt, because you never know what you are going to find.’’
Christie said a trailer will also be available so furniture sold can be delivered to people’s homes.
If you have items you would like to donate they can be dropped of at the South Waikato YMCA any day after 3pm.