Cummins Garage Sale adopts Trash and Treasure market

SELLING: Cummins Men's Shed members Chris Jones and Robbie Slater with handmade metal art, furniture and other items that will be for sale in the Community Garage Sale. Photo: Jenna Hughes
SELLING: Cummins Men's Shed members Chris Jones and Robbie Slater with handmade metal art, furniture and other items that will be for sale in the Community Garage Sale. Photo: Jenna Hughes

The Cummins Community Garage Sale will return on September 29 but will look a bit different as the event will run in conjunction with the Cummins Market and include a "trash and treasure" theme.

Once every two years the Cummins and District Enterprise Committee invites local homes to clear out their garages and cupboards and display their items for sale.

The committee's community program officer Jenna Hughes said two years ago there were more than 30 houses taking part and the committee was hoping to get as many as possible once again.

"It brings in a lot of visitors to the town and makes a successful day when people get a lot of places to visit," she said.

One group who will be taking part in the garage sale is the Cummins Men's Shed, who are still preparing for their official opening.

However this year will be a bit different as the event also will include a Trash and Treasure Market at the Cummins Community Hall with a food court space as well.

Miss Hughes said with the Cummins Markets falling on the same event it was decided to incorporate the market with a trash and treasure theme.

"We invite people who might not be able to hold a garage sale at home or are too far out of town to bring a selection of items to sell at the market," she said.

"We're hoping this combined event will be popular and is something we can pop on the calendar going forward."

Miss Hughes said local businesses are also being provided with the option to open on the day to take advantage of the many visitors who come to the town for the sale.

Registrations are open until August 30 and can apply by calling Miss Hughes at the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council office on 8676 0400.

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