Exhibitor spaces are selling faster than in prior years for the Annual Maine Township Community Garage Sale to be held rain or shine Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge. Residents are also encouraged to attend the event which is open to the public.
With over a month prior to the event, 80% of the exhibit spaces were already sold.
Organized by the MaineStay Department of Maine Township and sponsored by Chicagoland Senior News, Journal & Topics Newspapers, Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano, International Bank, Parkway Bank, and Republic Services (ARC), proceeds benefit the MaineStay Adventure Camp for disadvantaged youth and the Township’s Emergency Food Pantry. Residents may participate in the Garage Sale in several different ways. They can simply attend the event and shop for good finds or they can donate cash or merchandise.
Donated merchandise will be sold by Township staff to help raise funds. Donations of small working electronics, children’s games, children’s furniture and accessories, garden tools and small hand tools are especially needed. Donations of clothes, large and/or heavy furniture, firearms, explosives or any type of weapons will not be accepted. Drop-offs will be accepted from Sept. 23 to Sept. 26 but not beforehand.
“These events are not only fun, they raise money for two worthy causes—disadvantaged children and hungry families,” says Township Supervisor Carol A. Teschky. “We encourage our Township residents to participate, to give financial support, or just come by to shop.”
Food and beverages will also be sold that day on a limited basis.
For more information, please call Ed Beauvais 847-297-2510, ext. 270 or email him at email@example.com. Information is also posted on the Maine Township website at www.mainetownship.com.