Bar­gain hunt­ing for our fu­ture lead­ers

South Waikato News - - Your Health - LUKE KIRKEBY

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.

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