Community Garage Sale
Maine Township's popular annual 80-family Community Garage Sale will be held, rain or shine, Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9 AM to 3 PM in the parking lot of Maine Township Town Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park Ridge. Space reservations for Maine Township residents will be accepted beginning August 5 and on August 12 for all others. Spaces, which must be paid for at the time of reservation, are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and always sell out quickly.
Ways to Get Involved
- Reserve your space to sell your own garage sale items (fee is $20.00 for 8' x 16' space and table rentals are available for $10 additional)
- Donate items for Maine Township to sell (from September 23-26 between the hours of 9-5 PM)
- Send a check as a donation
- Come and shop
Donated merchandise will be sold by Township staff to help raise funds. Donations of the following are especially sought: small working electronics, children's games, children's furniture and accessories, garden tools, and small hand tools. 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 September 23-26 but not beforehand.
Net proceeds from the event benefit the Adventure Maine Township Summer Camp and the Township's Emergency Food Pantry. The camp program, coordinated by the Township's MaineStay division, gives disadvantaged youth, ages 8 through 13, the opportunity to participate in cultural and recreational experiences to which they may not otherwise have access. The food pantry, a service of the General Assistance department, serves an average of over 200 families per month throughout the year and even more during holiday periods, but the demand never ends.
Garage Sale Event SponsorsThe event is organized by the MaineStay Department of Maine Township and sponsored by Senior News, Journal & Topics Newspapers, Highway Commissioner Robert Provenzano, ARC/Republic Disposal, International Bank, and Parkway Bank.
"This annual event is not only fun, but also raises money for two worthy causes," says 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 on donations or obtaining a space, please contact Ed Beauvais at 847-297-2510 x270 or .