Greerton car boot sale on the move

The monthly car boot sale helped raise funds for a new patrol car for the Tauranga South Community Patrol. Photo: Rosalie Liddle Crawford.

The monthly Tauranga South Community Patrol Car Boot Sale has found a new home at the Tauranga Racecourse.

“After 12 wonderful years being based at the Greerton Village School the car boot sale needs to move to a new 'home',” says Tauranga South Community Patrol chair Maureen Kathan.

The Car Boot Sale has become a Greerton fixture, well attended by both vendors and shoppers alike. For a single vehicle site of $5, it provides a much-appreciated opportunity for people to make a few dollars out of a garage or house spring clean.

“The reason for the move is that the school will refurbish their playground to make it safer for their pupils, and vehicles will no longer be permitted on the grounds,” says Maureen.

“We are grateful to the school for their support over the years and their commitment to support us in our fundraising efforts.”

The monthly sale, held on the third Saturday of each month, is essential for helping raise funds for the local community patrol.

“It is one of our major fundraising avenues,” says Maureen. “The money raised enables us to keep our patrol car on the road, our patrollers trained and to buy protective clothing so that we can continue our work with the Police, striving to keep our community safe.”

The Car Boot Sale will be held at the Tauranga Racecourse on Cameron Road, with the first sale this Saturday, April 17. There will also be a sausage sizzle, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fizzy drinks available. No dogs are allowed at this venue.

“We will be set up by the grandstand and vendors and the public can enter through Gate 4. It will be well sign posted. We extend our thanks to the management of Racing Tauranga for their generous support,” says Maureen.

“This is a perfect opportunity to clean out your garage, those cupboards and under the bed and bring your treasures along to make some money.  At $5 a single site and $10 a double it's a bargain.”

Gates open at 7am and close at 12pm, for the newly located Tauranga South Community Patrol Car Boot Sale, held on the third Saturday of each month.

For further information contact Shirley: 0274146040 or Jude: 0211850586. Website: www.tscp.org.nz and email: carboot@tscp.org.nz

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