OXFORD MILLS ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE

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The Oxford Mills Community Association is planning the return of their annual neighbourhood yard sale. Mark your calendars for Saturday June 19, 8 am – 4 pm, and make sure to keep social distancing in mind to keep yourself and others safe. The neighbourhood yard sale will include the downtown core of Oxford Mills, as well as the “Greater Oxford Mills Area.”

Susanne Larner, Oxford Mills Community Association board member, explained that every year, Oxford Mills has a community yard sale, but, “we didn’t last year. So this year we thought it would be great to gather up our resources and do it again. Give everyone an opportunity to dust off the stuff in the garage and get it out there.” She also noted that many people in the community have lost their income in the last year, and welcome the chance to make a little extra cash.

Susanne stressed that all of the events the Oxford Mills Community Association are planning this year are focused on maintaining social distance. For instance, there is currently a “Rock Show” happening at Maplewood Hall. Locals have been placing painted rocks in the gardens for others to happen upon.

It is important for those participating in the event to remember to remain 6 feet apart, avoid gathering in groups larger than 10, and to wear a face covering. Susanne explained that yard sales lend themselves to following these guidelines. Items can be spread out along driveways, and people tend to show up, “in trickles rather than in crowds.”

For the most “up-to-date resources” and a list of homes participating in the sale, Susanne suggests following the event on Facebook. Look up “Neighbourhood Yard Sale” or use the link www.fb.me/e/2KZkBWv8Q

Rachel Everett-Fry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The North Grenville Times

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