First community garage sale, pool to the ‘hoof

Originally for items meant for the now-closed Reuse Shed, the garage sale showcased independent vendors and community groups

Laurie Wallace (left) from Wallace Studios presented a $750 donation to Zoe Dhillon

With nearly 10 different community groups gathered within a week and half of preparation, the first community garage sale in St. Joseph’s gymnasium last Saturday was a great success, said organizer Maggie Saito.

“It’s good to see the community really come together,” Saito said. “So many volunteers.”

Originally conceived for items meant for the now-closed Reuse Shed, the garage sale showcased independent vendors as well as community groups including the Omineca Safe Home Society, St. Joseph’s Church, and NVSS Cheerleaders — with Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre on centre stage.

For Megan Young, recently returned after her studies in the Lower Mainland, the incoming pool is exciting for young professionals and families.

“It’s a good opportunity to promote small town growth,” she said. “We want it to come sooner not later.”