Agassiz United hosts 32nd annual garage sale

Small army of volunteers helps make event a success

Saturday, September the 6th from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. marks the 32nd annual Agassiz United Church Garage Sale. The Sale has grown into a much anticipated community event, as friends and neighbours gather to hunt for treasures and bargains. Many people in the community donate “gently used” items such as furniture, house-wares, clothing, books, tools, toys, collectibles, antiques and sports equipment as well as many other sought after articles.

The Annual Garage Sale relies on a small army of volunteers who work the whole week prior to the sale to sort, clean and price items. The United Church Women’s group (UCW) provides a sumptuous homemade baking table in conjunction with the Garage Sale. Others make traditional Russian borscht, which is featured at the lunch counter along with sandwiches, the borscht is also sold by the quart and usually sells out quickly.

The Garage Sale committee encourages residents to donate furniture, clothing, books, collectibles, gardening tools, house-wares, toys, sports equipment and practically anything that someone else can make good use of. Unfortunately we can no longer accept donations of old TVs and electronics.

Visitors from all over the Valley, as well as local residents, browse the garage sale to find their winter reading material, unearth hidden treasures, seek out furniture and discover many other household necessities along with having a great lunch and visiting with friends.

It is a bargain hunter’s delight! Out of print books; discontinued pieces of Royal Albert china;  collectible toys; golf clubs; great jackets are some of the many cherished objects carted off home. This year there is a huge selection of buttons – lots of old buttons and decorative buttons for all the sewers and crafters.

If you wish to donate items to the annual Garage Sale, the committee will arrange to have them picked up the week of Sept. 1st to 5th or you can drop them off at the Agassiz United Church, 6860 Lougheed Hwy., during that same week. For more information call: Elaine Olson 604-796-9654, Marie Edmondson 604-796-9833, Bev Kennedy 604-796-2459.



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