Trash and treasure raises $5000
The Wagstaffe to Killcare Community Association's 2019 Trash and Treasure sale has raised $5377 for the organisation, according to.
A donation of a skip, worth around $1000, was also received.
"Our marvellous community once again rose to the occasion by pitching in, rallying around and doing all the things required to bring our annual Trash and Treasure fund raising event to fruition," said association president Ms Peta Colebatch.
"People were sifting and sorting goods at home and brought them to the Wagstaffe Hall.
"Our sturdy trailer drivers collected larger items, loaded and unloaded and then again after the event for the things that were unsold.
"Many volunteers worked long and hard to set up the hall.
"We had helpers of all ages, including some in their 80s, who served on the stalls and then helped stack and sort and sweep the floor afterwards.
"None of this can be done without tireless community effort, but I for one would have to say that we all seem to be getting older (for which we're grateful of course), but it can be also a very tiring event for those who are on duty for a number of days.
"So while we're delighted with the community spirit that rises to the occasion, perhaps we should be thinking too and getting your ideas on how we can make changes in the future to make it easier on us all," Ms Colebatch said.
"We always seem to have a lot left over, even books, and it's hard to have to put things in the skip.
"When the clean-up started, we sorted out some boxes of good quality items that were taken by volunteers to charity shops, to help reduce waste.
"It's a fun event - seeing what comes in and goes out - and it certainly brings us all together and gives time for a community catch-up and chat," Ms Colebatch said.
Newsletter, 3 May 2019
Peta Colebatch, WTKCA