By Shirley Corley-Rourke
SI Osoyoos Member
Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the Soroptimist International of Osoyoos ladies were busy this past Saturday hosting their ever-popular spring garage sale.
Preparations got into full swing on Friday evening as dedicated members began sorting and pricing the multitude of items donated.
Members collected household and outdoor items of all sizes from their own homes, in addition to bringing in donations from their friends and neighbours.
You may have seen a few truckloads of these treasures being delivered to the Cactus Centre. Thank you to the husbands and friends – we couldn’t have done this without your strong arms, too!
Saturday morning, SI Osoyoos members ‘rose before the rooster’ and were back at the Cactus Centre to ensure that we were ready to convince our customers that we had several bargains they could not refuse! You could smell the coffee as early as 6:30 a.m. and there were lots of cookies and muffins to go along with your morning cup of java.
Community members arrived on foot, bicycle and all other modes of transportation. Some even came back more than once to purchase. We sold a radial arm saw, lawn mowers, patio furniture, dishes and designer purses and so much more. Bungee cords came in handy as you can see from one of these photos!
Our thanks go out to you, our local community members who supported this fundraiser. Our profits from this will once again go toward assisting local women and children – we provide the means to a better education, temporary shelter in a Safe Home Transition house, breakfast programs, Safe Teen programs and high school bursaries.