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Have a day out in the country and score some real bargains
Y'all better head out ta them thar hills ta catch some rip-roaring bargains at Lifeline Cooroy's Denim Sale. I'm talking about the hills of Cooroy, starting on Saint Paddy's Day, Thursday, 17 March and going on until Saturday 19 March, the 2016 Lifeline Cooroy's Denim Sale is going to set those hills alive with the sound of merriment.
The annual Lifeline Cooroy's Denim Sale will be crammed into the CWA Hall, 23 Maple Street, Cooroy. Doors open on Thursday and Friday at 8:30am until 4:30pm and Saturday from 8:30am until 2:00pm.
Adding a bit of extra interest is 2016 is the 10th year for this fabulous sale. Originally called the 'Hall of Denim Heaven' this annual event has always lived up to that title as a shopper's heaven.
The initial idea for the Sale was to offer good quality jeans and country clothing at bargain prices for farmers and country folk struggling through the drought years. But then, as time progressed, the Denim Sale built a strong reputation for providing high quality denim clothing at fantastic prices and it now attracts denim wearers from all over South East Queensland.
Make sure you get to the sale on the opening day or you could miss some extra special bargains. This includes, on Saint Patrick's Day only, five buyers are going to become, 'Lucky Leprechaun Winners!' So make sure you check the pockets of all your jeans purchased on Thursday, 17 March.
During the two and a half days of the Sale, everything is up for grabs. There's going to be some very well-known labels such as R M Williams, Levi's, Lee, Giddy Up, Billabong, Thomas Cook and Roxy and they are all going for a song. The brand name jeans and other clothing are all available for $15 or less. Join the other bargain hunters and be prepared for a big couple of days searching the racks and bins.
At these prices you can't afford to miss out on whatever you're looking for; from vintage to modern and timeless classics there are jeans for every denim lover's taste. Denim is timeless and different styles are always coming back into fashion so be the first to get the 'new' retro look.
People travel from far and wide to attend because the quality and range of merchandise are second to none. Prices are unbelievable and the hustle and bustle of the shoppers create an atmosphere of fun as everybody scours the racks for denim and winter clothes.
Get in early as the whole Hall is going to be crammed with all manner of dungaree and country clothing along with Driz-a-Bones, leather jackets, jodphurs, Akubras, quality Australian linen, tea towels, Manchester, leather bags, boots, belts for men, women, boys, girls (stops to take a big, deep breath) and even little tykes. There might be a lot and it's all good stuff but get there early or the things you want may be gone.
If you are interested in, or know somebody who is interested in, all things Australian make sure you visit the Culture Corner. It's here's you'll find some very interesting Australian paintings, bric-a-brac, Aboriginal artefacts and an array of Australian books.
Everything on sale is pre-loved and in excellent condition and has been generously donated to Lifeline by the Sunshine Coast and Gympie communities.
To add to the fun, the Sale is not just about all types of fantastic things. You can also meet some fantastic people. For a start, you'll probably be meeting neighbours and friends from all over because everybody comes to the Lifeline Cooroy Denim Sale. Then there's Deborah and her faithful volunteers who go through and check for quality and availability will all be there to help and guide you to the right areas.
Also, on Thursday only, you will be spell-bound listening to the well published local author, Brian Taylor as he discusses his life and works including his latest book, A Swag of Memories. Brian and his wife Carene share their stories, of the people they have met, the places they have been and the long-gone times when our much-loved Australian bush traditions were formed.
And, on top of all this, throughout the Sale you will be enthralled by the beautiful works of local Noosa artist, Michelle Maclennan. Michelle, who received the Encouragement of the Arts award in 2005.
As a self-taught artist who has spent years of practical work exercising various techniques, studying and growing ideas Michelle has built her skills and now has her own exhibitions at local and interstate art centres and galleries. Michelle will be displaying some of her original works and high quality, signed reproductions for purchase at Lifeline Cooroy Denim Sale.
The annualLifeline Cooroy Denim Sale raises vital funds for Lifeline's services supporting Australians experiencing personal crises by providing them with access to online, phone and face-to-face crisis support and suicide prevention services. Without the selfless donation of goods from the community and time from volunteers and staff, Lifeline Cooroy's Denim Sale would not be the successful fundraising event it has been now for 10 years. Your attendance is vital in keeping this crucial community service going.
So, if you haven't been before (and if not, why not?) then set your GPS for 23 Maple Street, Cooroy. For more information about the sale contact Debbie at Lifeline Cooroy on 5442 6464 or check out the web page here.