A busy Victoria Day weekend heading into summer

After two years of a pandemic, this year people took advantage of lifted restrictions to get out and about for the first long weekend heading into summer.

Everywhere one turned in Saugeen Shores, things appeared to be almost back to normal with Victoria Day long weekend garage sales peppered throughout the community.

There was the annual Cham-bettes garage sale at the Boathouse in Southampton.  All funds raised go back into the community through a wide variety of projects.

Next door at the Southampton Coliseum sports facility was the giant garage sale hosted by the community churches.

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                                                 Cham-bettes Boathouse garage sale

In Port Elgin, the same thing was happening with garage sales everywhere. The Port Elgin United Church held its first garage sale in two years while the youth held a BBQ to raise funds. Inside, the church hallways were lined with tables of items of every description.

Meanwhile back in Southampton, at the Town beach pavilion adjacent to Gerry’s Fries on Beach Road, the Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores held a pancake and sausage breakfast along with a mammoth garage sale. Starting at 8AM on Saturday morning, people were already lined up ready for the mouthwatering pancakes smothered in maple syrup with sausages and peameal bacon on a bun with hot perked coffee and juice.

                               Rotarians ready to serve breakfast as people lined up

“This has exceeded all our expectations,” said Rotary President Pat O’Connor, “both in donations to the garage sale and the line-up for breakfast.  We could never do this without our volunteers.  We have new Rotarians who didn’t hesitate to step in to help.”

All proceeds from the event will go toward the new Accessible Playground to be located at the Lamont Sports Park.

While all the garage sales were going on uptown, at the Southampton harbour, it was time to get the sailboats into the water at the Saugeen River, where the Southampton Yacht Club moors its boats.

With all the hustle and bustle going on, there is always a slower pace of life to be enjoyed.

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