AFTER a year of no sales due to COVID-19, the Garage Sale Trail returned bigger and better than ever on Yorke Peninsula in 2021.
The national event, supported locally by Yorke Peninsula Council, ran across two weekends, November 13-14 and 20-21.
About 40 stalls across 10 locations offered Yorke Peninsula bargain hunters a massive range of preloved items, from surfboards and camp fridges to lovingly handmade craft creations.
Yorke Peninsula Council Mayor Darren Braund said it was wonderful to see so many people out and about perusing the various garage sales.
“Thank you to everyone involved in this year’s Yorke Peninsula Garage Sale for making it a huge success,” Mr Braund said.
“After last year’s Garage Sale Trail was affected by COVID-19, Council worked hard to rebuild local support for the initiative.
“It was worth the effort, as locals jumped on board with great enthusiasm, creating two weekends of wonderful community involvement.
“Even on the second weekend, when the weather was far from ideal, it was raining bargains and a lot of people still ventured out to the sales.
“The Garage Sale Trail is all about finding new homes for old items, boosting the circular economy and minimising landfill.
“Why throw something out when you could make some pocket money and let another person enjoy it for a long time to come?”
This year’s Garage Sale Trail also provided an opportunity for community fundraising,” Mr Braund said.
“Disability support service provider Yorke Peninsula Leisure Options held a community garage sale featuring 20 stalls at Brentwood, raising money for the wonderful local organisation,” he said.
“Participants sold items they had made during their time at YP Leisure Options, where group activities include arts and crafts, woodworking, cooking and much more.
“We look forward to making the 2022 Garage Sale Trail even bigger and better on Yorke Peninsula.”