Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star Shannon and Jim Meloro look for treasures at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre garage and plant sale. The three-day event raised more than $18,000 for centre programs.

Garage sale raises record fund

Three-day event at Allan Brooks Nature Centre garners more than $18,000

It was a record-breaking sale for the Allan Brooks Nature Centre.

The centre’s three-day Spring Mega Plant and Garage Sale raised more than $18,000, which will be used for nature education programs and learning materials at the centre.

“We’re thrilled with the support from the community and hope to see the same excitement for our upcoming Raptor weeks returning to Allan Brooks in July and August,” said executive director Aaron Deans.

“Thank you to all of those people that donated, delivered, stored and purchased items. The staff and board members would especially like to extend our gratitude to all our outstanding volunteers without which this fundraiser would not happen.”

Event sponsors included Kal Tire, Nixon Wenger, Elephant Storage Trunks, Sun Country Cycle, Vantage One Credit Union, Royal LePage, Silver Star Mountain Resort, Fix Auto, Wayside, and Century 21 Executives.