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Garage sale Treasure Trail to raise funds for Rotary this weekend

So far 12 homes have signed up to take part in the event, which sees people host garage sales raising money for Rotary
Garage Sale Plamondon
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One person’s trash is another person’s treasure rings true for the Rotary Club of Guelph South’s first Treasure Trail.

This event hosts a handful of garage sales where the money from items purchased goes to the RCGS and is donated to many causes they help support, ranging from Sunrise Therapeutic Riding Centre to humanitarian relief in Ukraine and many more.

The Treasure Trail is on May 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

People attending the garage sale have a chance to win a caricature drawing by artist Ben Percic. They can win by attending the most garage sales and have their Treasure Trail passport stamped by each seller. 

For those selling at the garage sale, whoever collects the most donations will receive a summer gift basket including outdoor cushions, margarita mix and candles.

To have your home part of the Treasure Trail register by Wednesday, May 11. 

“It’s about donating what we can to charity and having a fun event,” said Shelley Adlington, chair of Treasure Trail. She said she hopes this event brings awareness to the community about how they can reduce, reuse and recycle.

Some of the items for sale are a 10 piece dinner plate set and 100 tomato plants. 

If people don’t feel like buying anything from the garage sale they are welcome to donate money to the RCGS, said Adlington.

Adlington said she hopes this event is fun for community members and for it to become an annual event.

“I think it’s sort of branded as an old white man’s club. It’s not, our club is half women, lots of young people,” said Adlington about perceptions of rotary clubs. “It’s a vibrant club that really likes to be active in the community. Like-minded people that have giving at their heart.”

There are currently 12 homes registered to participate in the Treasure Trail and locations can be found here.