Maine Township Garage Sale Benefits Hungry Families
Jun 30, 2011, 9:34 a.m.
Space reservations will be accepted beginning Aug. 15 for the Annual Maine Township Community Garage Sale. Benefiting disadvantaged children and hungry families, the event will be held rain or shine Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Rd., Park Ridge.
The event is organized by the MaineStay Department of Maine Township and sponsored by Chicagoland Senior News, Journal & Topics Newspapers, Liberty Bank for Savings, Hwy. Comm. Robert Provenzano, and Park Ridge Taxi/Community Cab. Proceeds benefit the MaineStay Adventure Camp for disadvantaged youth and the Township’s Emergency Food Pantry.
Residents can participate in several ways. People can reserve space to sell their own treasures or they can make a donation of cash or merchandise to the Garage Sale. Spaces, which are eight by sixteen feet, are $20 each. Table rentals are available for $10.
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. Maine Township will not accept donations of clothes, large and/or heavy furniture, firearms, explosives or any type of weapons. Drop-offs will be accepted from Sept. 26 -29 but not beforehand.
“This is a really fun annual event which raises money for two worthy causes,” said Township Supervisor Carol A. Teschky. “We encourage our Township residents to participate, to give financial support, or just come by to shop.”
For more information, please call Marie Worobec at 847-297-2510, ext. 270. Information is also posted on the Township website www.mainetownship.com.