Riverton garage sale returns

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THE Rotary Club of Aparima will be holding its annual Riverton-wide garage sale fundraiser on Sunday when many in the seaside town will open their garages to sell preloved treasures and wares.

Donated items for the club’s own garage sale at the rear of Trotter House on Palmerston St were also welcomed and could be collected, club member Cathi Knowles said.

Mrs Knowles estimated about $3500 was raised last year, which went towards a community barbecue, which was free to use.

A joint project with the Riverton Community Board and Aparima Rotary, the electric barbecue was installed where the former Riverton Sound Shell used to be.

“We thought it was a way to use the space for the community, as well as for day visitors, especially those who use the beach.

“Our primary school also regularly use the area for its outdoor education and the area is also popular to use for birthday parties and so on. It’s a real drawcard.”

Funds from the day would go towards other community projects.

Maps to the various garage sales will be sold on the day, at a cost of $5, from the Riverton Primary School hall from 8am.

For those who would like to register their garage sale at a cost of $20, or to have items collected for the sale, contact Prue Stratford on (03) 234 9900.

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