Weather no obstacle when it comes to May 24 weekend

Despite cool and somewhat wet weather, Victoria Day weekend (known locally as May 24) in Southampton (Saugeen Shores) was a hive of activity.

Each Spring, the weekend is a pandemonium of garage sales.  From organizations raising funds to individuals who are purging, sales are everywhere in the community.

There was the annual Chantry Island Cham-bettes’ garage sale at the Boathouse in Southampton where all funds raised go back into the community through a wide variety of projects.  Next door, was the garage sale at the Southampton Coliseum.

As everyone who searches out garage sale bargains knows, all garage sales start in the early morning hours and it was no exception for the Rotary Club of Saugeen Shores.

The Club began setting up early for its annual Pancake Breakfast and mammoth Yard Sale at the Town Pavilion in Southampton (next to Gerry’s Fries).

Early bird ‘yard salers’ lined up for the hot breakfast of pancakes and sausages before heading out to shop the yard sale.


All funds raised go toward Rotary projects, such as the Accessible Playground that will be built at the new Lamont Sports Park complex.