On Saturday

Giant Garage Sale brings in funds for local Animal Rescue Society

Even though attendance was a little spotty, and it was hard to gauge just how many people attended, Livingstone says it went well overall.

At its annual Giant Garage Sale, the Lake Cowichan Animal Rescue Society grossed approximately $2,700, according to Marg Livingstone, one of the society’s members.

Even though attendance was a little spotty, and it was hard to gauge just how many people attended, Livingstone says it went well overall.

“The auction alone generated just under $300,” said Livingstone.

There was a tie for the kids contest to guess how many Lego candies were in a water bottle, so Livingstone filled another bottle with the candy to ensure that both received a prize.

The basket from Country Grocer, one of the prizes in the raffle, went to Lorraine Oliver.

The second raffle item was a pet portrait by artist Trudy Kungold Ammann. Livingstone says the portrait will not be drawn for until October 15, but she says that ticket sales for this raffle item did well.

Two unexpected contributors to the event were Megan and Kyle McKechnie. The two local youth raised $19.36 through lemonade sales in one afternoon.

The two informed their patrons the proceeds would be donated to the Animal Rescue Society.  Both plan to volunteer with LCARS.

Leftover items from the event will be sold at smaller garage sale events throughout the year. The next one will take place sometime in October.

 

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