One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and Dysart et al is offering area residents an opportunity to make some sweet finds at a new and improved community event debuting next month.
The ‘New to You’ community yard sale will take place in the parking lot of the A.J. LaRue Arena July 16. Organized by Dysart staffers John Watson and Andrea Mueller, the event will replace the once popular Trash and Treasure marketplace, which fell casualty to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This really supports Dysart’s reuse activities, and coming out of COVID, it will be nice to be able to gather again and hold a good celebration for our community,” Watson said.
The event will host up to 35 stalls, with Mueller saying this is the perfect opportunity for area residents to have a spring clean and look to repurpose neglected and long forgotten about items. So far there are more than 20 vendors registered.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Our thinking was people have so many things, and often items can get stored away and gather dust. This is an opportunity to repurpose some of those items,” Mueller said.
“One person’s junk is another person’s treasure, right? We’ve heard that saying so many times. So, it’s just about offering people a space and a platform where they can find a new home for some of their things, while also allowing people to come out and find some really cool items.” Watson noted several other businesses and organizations, such as the Lily Anne Thrift Store, SIRCH Community Services, the Haliburton County Public Library and the Haliburton Highlands Museum will be holding extended events on the same day, as a way to attract more people to the downtown core. “Everyone is kinda getting in on this thing,” Watson said.
“I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, and is something we hope to do again in the future.”
Book sales will take place at the Haliburton Highlands Museum from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Dysart branch of the Haliburton County Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Lily Ann will hold in-store sales from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the Thrift Warehouse hosting a similar event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit dysartetal.ca.