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OSAID holds garage sale fund-raiser
By Liz Dadson

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Holding up items for sale and as part of the silent auction, are the KDSS OSAID leadership team Hilary Holmes (L), Heather Girdwood and Jessica Brown

There were deals to be had Saturday morning (April 3) at the garage sale held by Kincardine District Secondary School's Ontario Students Against Drunk Driving (OSAID) group.

Everything from televisions to Christmas decorations was up for grabs at a fair price. Lemonade and cupcakes were also on sale, and people were encouraged to bid on the items, available through the silent auction.

It's all for a good cause, says staff advisor Sandy MacLeod. The money raised will go toward a two-band concert, hosted by OSAID, at KDSS on April 23. The funds are also used for OSAID members to attend the annual provincial conference in May at Sheridan College in Oakville.

"It's a fabulous conference," says Jessica Brown, part of the local OSAID leadership team. "You attend workshops on leadership and managing groups, and you meet people who share the same concerns. It's awesome being with 800 young people all in this big auditorium."

Donations for the garage sale came from families of OSAID members and from staff at KDSS, as well as members of the public. The prizes for the silent auction were donated by local businesses.

MacLeod said that OSAID is also going to be working with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) store in Kincardine, South Bruce OPP constable Kevin Martin, the community services officer, and the students in the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. The students will be putting anti-drunk-driving messages on bags used to package alcohol at the local liquor store, just in time for the May 24th weekend.

 

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KDSS OSAID staff advisors Sandy MacLeod (L) and Jennie Evans encourage customers to buy a cupcake
 

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