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Mooroopna Anglican Church annual garage sale

By Laura Briggs

The Mooroopna Anglican Church building is being converted to a bargain-hunter’s haven ahead of its annual charity garage sale this weekend.

Following the success of previous years, the Anglican Church’s mission secretary Ingrid Mauger is hoping this year’s sale will be bigger and better than ever before.

Having raised $4000 at the past two garage sales, Ms Mauger hopes the momentum will continue to build.

‘‘Last year was a great outcome, but we are hoping we can top it.’’

Anglican priest Simon Robinson said all money raised would be donated to a number of causes.

‘‘All the money we take gets given away, we don’t keep any of it.’’

He said while it would be easy to hold the event as a way of raising funds for the church, he preferred to support others.

‘‘It’s awesome to be able to do something totally as an act of gracious generosity.’’

Having supported various organisations in the past, including the Salvos, Marian House and chaplaincy in schools, Mr Robinson said this year’s takings would go toward supporting an overseas missionary connected to the church, as well as some local organisations.

With loads on offer, including household appliances, golf clubs, clothes, books, pot plants, toys and games, Ms Mauger said there was something for everyone.

She encouraged people to come along and find themselves a bargain.

The garage sale will be held inside the Mooroopna Anglican Church this Saturday from 8am to 3pm.

If you wish to donate items to be sold at the garage sale, phone Rod Mauger on 0419104877 or Andrew Guyatt on 0428998358 to arrange a pick-up time.