Adare garage sale raises over $12,000

On Saturday January 11, Adare Uniting Church held its annual garage sale and raised more than $12,000.

A large hall, five small rooms, the foyer, outside under a verandah and a garden area were all packed with goods for sale, plus a Devonshire morning tea and an all-day barbecue was offered.

At 7.30am the usual crowd of bargain hunters had built up, and while they waited for doors to open many had succumbed to the wafting smells form the barbecue and were happily munching on an egg and bacon sandwich.

Toys were popular among buyers, and home made cakes and slices, fruit and vegetables attracted the early crowd.

The outdoor garden area had a wide variety of plants and gardening items, and other items sold included crockery, glasses paintings, books, cushions, jewellery, craft materials, electrical items and golf bags.

At Adare's worship service on Sunday morning, organiser Pauline Read announced the outcome of just over $12,000 being raised.

She thanked all who had worked hard on the day, but also in the week leading up to the garage sale and the people who have been collecting, cooking, tidying, packing, and planting for many months.

"We work hard for four days before the garage sale, but during those times we do enjoy some wonderful times of fellowship over morning coffee, lunch and one evening a tea," she said.

"Thanks also to those who provided the goods for us to sell."

For more information about the Adare garage sale or any other Adare Uniting Church activities, visit or phone 8552 8377.