Knick-knacks, small appliances, children’s toys, and books carefully arranged on folding tables with price tags neatly affixed is a clear sign it’s garage sale season.
Some people head out specifically to find the signs pounded into corners with arrow that says “garage sale this way” while others stop on a whim.
Ellina was out at a garage sale on Saturday. She said she doesn’t usually stop, but decided to see what she could find.
“Just anything that just suits my fancy.”
Peter was perusing some lamps. He said he stopped because he’s moving soon and wanted to find a pancake mixer.
He said he does a lot of garage-sale shopping in the summer, and he’s found some treasures before.
“A projector I found, one time, for $100.”
Mike and Hazel were looking at some pictures leaning up against the building. They said they were passing by, saw the sale and stopped; they said they peruse a lot of garage sales over the summer.
“I just enjoy scouting around through the garage sales and try to find something interesting. It’s a bit of a challenge,” said Hazel.
She’s a collector of sorts, and has some things she looks for specifically, like old glassware and “antiquey” things.
People braved the heat on Saturday for the garage sale at the A&W on Avonhurst Drive, where all the proceeds went toward MS research. This was the second garage sale the restaurant held in this year. The restaurant’s assistant manager said in the first one they managed to raise about $4,000.