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books, bargains and the bizarre
Whether it's shining or raining on Saturday 8th April, it's still a great time to go for a scenic drive in the Adelaide Hills. There lies a 'pot of gold' containing books, bargains and the bizarre at the Summertown Uniting Church Giant Jumble Sale located at the end of any rainbow you might see.
All roads lead to Summertown: from Magill on the Norton Summit Road, Burnside on Greenhill Road or hang a left at Crafers on the South Eastern Hills Freeway and you'll find a massive sale at the Summertown Uniting Hall. There's an enormous variety of goods available, country shed clearances, the odd antique, traditional wooden fruit boxes (grab those quickly before they go!) and curios of all descriptions to rummage through.
Savour barista brewed coffee, indulge in locally baked fare, homemade country style soup and a sizzling BBQ for sale on the day.
The locals report that it's a church steeped in a colorful history where in 1885, "vandals shot out the church windows and in the same year three young men caused a disturbance at the Sunday evening service by shelling peas and throwing them down the aisle."
On Saturday 8th April between 8am to 3pm, there promises to be a welcoming smile and likely some colorful characters around also to tell a tale as you enjoy the hunt for bargains.
Summertown is only a stone's throw away from Cleland National Park or Mount Lofty Botanical Gardens so you can make your day out complete; or journey back to Adelaide with your stash of treasures on the Summertown /Ashton Road, where you'll discover what my children used to call 'the roller coaster road'. Come on up and check it out for yourself. You'll see what they meant.
Well worth the pleasant and easy drive, Summertown Uniting Church has several outreach activities that benefit the local community supported by proceeds from the day. You never know what you may find!