You just never know what treasures you might find at Stirling Rotary’s Giant Yard Sale. Pictured here are just a few of the many curious bargain-hunters browsing through a variety of items at the 2019 event. This year’s Giant Yard Sale takes place over two days at the historic railway station in the village. All are invited to shop Friday May 31 8:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m. as well as Saturday June 1, from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. All proceeds in support of Stirling Rotary’s many worthwhile community projects.

STIRLING – As we all enjoy the first few weeks of glorious spring weather, many of us will be otherwise occupied with a little spring-cleaning. And so as you tidy up the garage, the basement, a spare room or even a storage shed, perhaps you might consider this relatively mindless task as an opportunity to help a worthy cause. Stirling Rotarian, and Giant Yard Sale organizer, Donna Graff explains: “We’re offering our friends and neighbours a chance to give something back to the community by donating some of their gently-used ‘treasures’ to our annual Giant Yard Sale fundraiser. And so as you go through your stuff, we’re suggesting you sort items in this way; things to keep, things for the dump and those items to be donated to our sale.”

The local service club will be hosting its 24th annual Giant Yard Sale – a special two-day event to be held Friday May 31 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and Saturday June 1 from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. And it all takes place, on site, at the Stirling railway station.

“As much as we appreciate any and all donations from our caring community,” added Graff, “we cannot accept books, magazines, clothing, shoes, electronics, or upholstered (soft) furniture. We’re hoping to collect only those things you have no further use for but might fetch a dollar or two at our sale.”

The public is invited to drop off donated items at the railway station on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

“We are also offering to come to your home to pick up any donations you might have,” added Graff, “Simply call Rotarian, PJ Kursell, at (416) 707-3287 to make those arrangements.”

In view of the fact that Stirling Rotary’s Giant Yard Sale will be stocked with merchandise generously donated by members of the community, it seems only fitting that all proceeds will be used to fund local Rotary club projects. For more information, Graff suggests a visit to the Stirling Rotary website or their Facebook page.