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A much anticipated event every 6 months in the McLaren Vale area is the giant Garage Sale held by the volunteers from the McLaren Vale & Districts War Memorial Hospital.
This community hospital is much loved by locals and any fundraisers are always well supported, in part because the locals consider this their own living tribute to Australian servicemen and women, far better than any static memorial.
When the Garage Sale is on, there is a queue of eager buyers ready at 8 am to pick over the tempting selection of bric-a-brac, clothes, bed linen, toys, books, furniture and electrical goods. There's a sausage sizzle and cakes from the kitchens of the many volunteers, a plant stall and kitchen goods galore.
Usually held in April and October the sale spreads around the rear of the hospital on Aldersey Street, McLaren Vale. The next date is Saturday April 18th, from 8 a.m. till 12. Don't miss it!