Great turn out for 2016 Garage Sale Trail

Burdekin residents took to the streets to follow the 2016 Garage Sale Trail on Saturday (22 October).

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin has hailed the event a success.

“Our Community Development team has received excellent feedback from the community regarding Council’s Community Garage Sale at Anzac Park,” she said.

“There was a constant stream of people visiting the 24 stalls and stallholders were very happy with the location.

“There was a great range of bargains including antiques, toys, clothing, books, plants and the sausage sizzle and drinks stalls were a hit.”

Cr McLaughlin said Council had listened to the feedback following last year’s event.

“Residents had found it hard to get around all the sales across the Shire, so it was decided Council would hold a one-stop shop to help concentrate the stalls,” she said.

“It still allowed bargain hunters to follow a trail around the other 14 local garage sales and also helped those who didn’t fancy the driving.”

The Garage Sale Trail is an award-winning sustainability and community campaign founded in 2010 by Andrew Valder and Darryl Nichols and has grown from one event in Sydney to be a national program powered by more than 150 local councils and this year registered 15,239 garage sales and stalls.

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