Christine Kernke scored a great toaster at the Lawrence Museum garage sale.
Christine Kernke scored a great toaster at the Lawrence Museum garage sale.

Bargain hunters turn old into gold

THE old saying ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ hit the mark for those who ventured out to Lawrence Museum at the weekend for its annual monster garage sale.

Everything from household goods, electrical appliances, books, tools and furniture were donated from the local community to keep the Lawrence Museum running for another year.

Museum committee member Mandy Chapman said more than 200 people flocked to the museum grounds to grab a bargain and support one of the towns biggest fundraisers of the year.

“We raised over $2000 from our garage sale and sausage sizzle which was a fantastic effort from the community and the volunteers involved,” she said.

The museum, which holds a large range of Australian historical items, relies on fundraising events to enhance exhibitions and carry out repair and maintenance work as well as covering general costs.

“Our next project is to build pathways between the outdoor exhibitions, which are always growing,” Ms Chapman said.

While there was nothing extraordinary among the mix of treasures at Saturday’s garage sale, Ms Chapman said a lot of the donated goods were sold, including an older-style toaster that Coorparoo resident Christine Kernke picked up.

“It was a brilliant result and we couldn’t have done it without the help of our volunteers and the generous community,” she said. The Lawrence Museum is open Tuesday mornings and weekends.



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