The crowds were great and the comments were all very favourable. the sale was posted on Kijiji and that posting got 757 visits. the Blog has had 571 views over the last month. There were 108 views on Friday and 143 views Saturday. These are fantastic numbers! The garage sale email list is up to 120 people. If you want to be on the list, just send Lynn an email at firstname.lastname@example.org This list is only used for garage sale and community communication.
Throughout the day, there were some wonderful things that happened and some great stories that need to be told. I will continue to post on this blog as there are community stories that you might be interested in. If you know of any stories or would like to comment on the sale or the Blog, please do so. It would be great to keep it going through the year. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Blog. This is your blog.
2012 Garage Sale Pictures of Participants and Shoppers
|Large crowds starting early|
|Janet, Kaare and Lorraine on Pepler|
|Sherran in heavy negotiations for her designer clothes|
|Karen, Doug, Family and friends|
|Mrs. Karagatzidis trying to sell some excess wine glasses|
|Alex, Patty and Hannah|
|Michael from the Leslieville Cheese Market promoting his shop on Donlands|
Amazing shop and awesome cheeses and dips
One of the Top 10 best Grilled Cheese Sandwich places in Canada
|Brian and Wendy sold an electric bike|
|David and Pascal stand in|
Claudia, Simon, Madelyne, Pierre, and Michael enjoying the sale
|Yasmin and Calvin|
Yasmin's bake sale raised $652.13 for Wellspring this year. Way to go Yasmin!
|Fundraiser accepting donation to help save the spotted turtle. Raised over $100. |
This young lady is going places.
|Valentino's Smokin Salmon on O'Connor between Pape and Pepler - Three Generations|
The best Smoked Salmon in Town!
|Kelly keeping alert with coffee in hand|
|Two of our home boys with White household labs|
|The Lam Family and Friends on Rivercourt|
|What a good looking, happy group|
|Helen prepared for the elements and very well organized, as always|
|Gibby, Oliver and BBQ guests|
|Sandi, Brian and Sandis's sister, Heather who comes all the way from Ottawa for the sale|
|Valerie, Maurice and Glenna (Street Captain) Participate every year|
|Chris following in his mother's footsteps|
What the heck were the police taking pictures of cars for? More to follow on that.
|Samia and Peter enjoying their first garage sale as new neighbours|
|Ann makes these tutus and they are amazing! |
Contact her at email@example.com
|Sylvia and her beautiful mother|
|And then there were three participating in garage sale. Congrats!|
|All grown up. I remember when they were born|
|Joe (Our sign recovery man), Cam and friends on Warland|
|Shannon grabbing a sandwich after all her hard work|
|Faithful Garage Sale Participants. Thank you!|
Frank on Warland surrounded by his vegetable and herb plants
He plants from seed and his prices are right
Drop by for a visit #56
|Quality time for Mother and Daughter|
|Quality time for Father and Son|
|Are those dancing flowers?|
|Mini Vans lined up to unload leftovers |
Nice fascinator Sheila! (Street Captain and Ultimate Helper)
|Jolly Hubby and Dennis the driver who has been with us for 8 years|
|The Salvation Army truck Loaded up with donations|
A special THANK YOU to our street captains, Karen Mackie, Glenna Fong and Sheila Brazys. To Joe Bortolussi for picking up the signs, banners and lawn signs after the sale which he does every year. It is greatly appreciated. To John and Sheila Brazys who are our tireless extra sets of hands, eyes and ears on the day of the sale. To The Salvation Army for making the truck available to us for the sale and providing Dennis, the wonderful driver and helper who has been with us for 8 years. To all the Golden Triangle participants and shoppers without which, the sale would not be a success. To my husband, Peter Carr who works every bit as hard as I do every year to make our sale a success.
THANK YOU EVERYONE
Happy Birthday wishes to Karen Mackie and Bob Bishop who both enjoyed their birthdays Saturday participating in garage sale.