Wangi Men's Shed to host garage same for drought relief on Saturday, August 25

YOU CHOOSE: Ken Gladman with a selection of some of the many items that will be on offer at the garage sale at Wangi Men's Shed on Saturday. Picture: David Stewart

YOU CHOOSE: Ken Gladman with a selection of some of the many items that will be on offer at the garage sale at Wangi Men's Shed on Saturday. Picture: David Stewart

WANGI Men’s Shed will host a massive garage sale on Saturday, August 25, with proceeds to benefit the state’s drought-stricken farmers.

Wangi Men’s Shed president Peter Garland said the size and scope of the sale would surprise visitors.

“We’ve got a range of household goods and appliances, antique furniture items, garden tools and power tools, lawnmowers, clothing, and jewellery – among many other things,” Mr Garland said.

The Lakes Mail had a rummage through the eclectic haul and also spotted boxes of children’s books and toys, music CDs, classic movies on DVD, vacuum cleaners, and garden mulching machines.

And then there were the wheelbarrows, chainsaws, a Stanley mobile tool chest, a bench vice, routers and petrol-powered garden edge trimmers.

Plus lots of furniture pieces.

Some of the items were new and unopened, most were pre-loved.

Mr Garland said the group had not chosen a dollar amount target for the event, but instead was committed to raising “as much as we possibly can”.

“We’ll also be holding a monster barbecue throughout the day,” he said.

Visitors to the shed could enjoy an egg and bacon breakfast, and a sausage sizzle lunch and coffee in the afternoon, he said.

Wangi Men’s Shed treasurer Ken Gladman said the group has assembled an impressive array of items, with something to appeal to all members of the family.

HUNTER: Drought.

HUNTER: Drought.

“We’ve had items donated by people who are downsizing, and one of our shed members brought in a trailer load himself, and half of those items were antiques,” Mr Gladman said.

But not everything at the sale is old school. A carbon fibre bicycle will be available for $1000-plus, Mr Gladman said.

Locals are invited to donate further items for the sale. They can drop them off at the shed, or arrange for the Men’s Shed to collect them.

The sale will be held from 8am to 2pm.

For more information about the sale, phone Mr Gladman on 0448 448 682.

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