Garage Sale Trail: Moorditj Keila group hoping to benefit from hosting event


Moorditj Keila co-ordinator Bridgette Michael and chairwoman Dena Gower with her grandchildren Indy (2) and Farrah Yates (3). Picture: Jon Hewson
Moorditj Keila co-ordinator Bridgette Michael and chairwoman Dena Gower with her grandchildren Indy (2) and Farrah Yates (3). Picture: Jon Hewson

SOUTH Perth Aboriginal community group Moorditj Keila is hoping to use this year’s Garage Sale Trail to gain recognition.

The group organises health, cultural and artistic events and activities for the personal and community development of local Aboriginal people.

When the City of South Perth holds its second Garage Sale Trail on October 22, a number of community members and groups will hold garage sales.

Moorditj Keila chair Dena Gower said the group would hold their garage sale at the Lifestreams Christian Church in Como where it has an op-shop.

“We have the demountable at the back and we want people to know where we are and what we do,” she said.

“At the op-shop we sell clothing, linen, cutlery and lots of other things, that’s what will be selling on the day.

“We’ll have cups of tea and cake on the day; we want to make it friendly for people.”

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the council was proud to be making Garage Sale Trail happen locally to provide residents with a fun way to de-clutter, meet people and uncover some bargains.

“Garage Sale Trail is a simple idea that encourages people to consider how things can be reused whilst also providing an opportunity to raise money,” she said.

“The idea of passing on what you don’t want to a new home is truly a great form of sustainability.”

People are being encouraged to register by September 25 to receive a free promotional pack, visit garagesaletrail.com.au for more information.