Target of 100 registrations to break region's Garage Sale Trail record
Gladstone Regional Council has its sights set on 100 registrations to break its record for the number of sellers within the Gladstone Region registered to participate in the Garage Sale Trail.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the number of Garage Sale Trail sellers within the Gladstone Region had steadily grown since Council first supported the national initiative three years ago.
"Last year our region recorded its highest participation by sellers with 80 individual and group sales registered for the sale day," Councillor Burnett said.
"This year the national Garage Sale Trail is expected to be even bigger, having grown to become a weekend of sales on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22.
"This is a great opportunity for residents who are considering selling items to join the Garage Sale Trail and plan their sale for this particular weekend."
Cr Burnett said the Garage Sale Trail had gained a strong following nationwide and provided social, economic and environmental community benefits.
"The initiative encourages greater socialisation among communities and neighbours while encouraging residents to consider recycling or reusing items to divert them from landfill," he said.
"Registering as a Garage Sale Trail seller is free and the initiative is an ideal way for community groups to fundraise and sell goods which are deemed to be surplus to their needs.
"The Garage Sale Trail is promoted and advertised across our region as well as nationally and sellers are able to access handy tips and hints to assist when planning their own sale."
Registrations for Garage Sale Trail 2017 open online on Thursday (Aug 10).
Register your interest at www.garagesaletrail.com.au or find out more by phoning Council's Strategic Community Inclusion Officer Luis Arroyo on 4976 6300.