The cancellation of the South Canterbury Vintage Car Club swap meet in April because of Covid lockdown left us with a problem. We had a pitch booked to use as an outlet for our surplus tools and hand made goods, sales of which would allow us to generate some club funds and importantly, to create some much needed space by disposing of excess equipment. As this was not to be, we held our own garage sale at the Shed on Saturday 29th August. The weather was fine and we had a steady stream of browsers and buyers visit us looking for a bargain or a treasure.
The sale was a great success both in terms of sales and connecting with our local Community. We raised over $500 but one of our buyers really surprised us by returning later in the day and gifting us a working forklift for use on our site, something which will be put to good and regular use.
We were also pleased to be visited by the local Timaru Herald photographer and we’ve had a lovely article written to accompany his photographs in today’s edition (2nd September) of Stuff. You can read the full article and view the photos here https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/122609514/timaru-menz-shed-turns-attention-to-expanding-after-making-room
Thank you to all the people who took time out to come and visit us and to the Timaru Herald for putting us in the spotlight.