Helping with the Lawrence Museum monster garage sale are Ann-Maree Short, left, and Sharon Ensbey.
Helping with the Lawrence Museum monster garage sale are Ann-Maree Short, left, and Sharon Ensbey.

Buyers go berserk at Lawrence garage sale



MANY hands make light work, and if not for volunteers like Sharon Ensbey, some community events wouldn't have a chance.

Ms Ensbey was part of a team of Lower River locals who volunteered their time for the Lawrence Museum's monster garage sale held on Saturday.

Ms Ensbey is an avid supporter of community events and said she was always willing to put her hand up for a local event.

Come Christmas and you'll find Ms Ensbey tucked away in an office toiling away for the Lawrence Rodeo.

"Anything like this in Lawrence that I can get to I will, I don't mind giving a hand ... we all know one another and everyone just gets in and helps," she said.

"You don't get a chance to see anyone when you're working so it's fairly social.

"We're a pretty close little town, when we have something like this everyone rallies around.

"The committee is very hardworking so if I can give them a few hours, I will."

Lawrence Museum and Historical Society president Rae Harrison said the committee was overwhelmed with the volunteer and buyer support.

Bargain hunters dug deep coughing up around $3000 for the museum.

"We didn't expect to make anything like that, we were blown away by the support," Ms Harrison said.

She said the funds would go towards purchasing replica war medals to replace the original medals stolen last year.



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