Adare garage sale a huge success

By 7.15am on Saturday, April 17, a long queue had formed to enter the Adare Uniting Church garage sale.

Customers anticipated many bargains would be available and they were not disappointed.

In the garden centre there were plants, gardening items and books, and a special feature was the mop head gardener in gum boots.

The church sanctuary was used to allow for greater display.

Tables were laden with electrical items, DVDs, CDs, lamps and light fittings.

In one corner Christmas decorations and papers were available with Carol encouraging people to get some bargains as Christmas is coming. She also had a variety of homemade jams, chutneys and pickles.

Kitchen items, craft, bric-a-brac, manchester and books tables were overflowing, toys were a hit with the young, and painting prints and frames were walking out the door.

Many reported missing the egg and bacon sandwiches for which the Adare garage sale has become well known - alas, a casualty of COVID-19.

After spending the previous five days in preparation, setting up stalls, cleaning items, sorting, collecting and pricing, organiser Pauline Read said the results were "pleasing and justify the huge efforts by all".

"The weather was kind to us and the move to April forced upon us by COVID turned out to be most fortuitous," she said.

"We will stay with this time next year, having set April 23 as the date."

Having co-ordinated the garage sale for more than 10 years, Pauline is handing over the reins to Bernice Humphrys.

Adare thanked Pauline for all her work over the years.


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