The Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association (ATA) is having its annual garage sale this weekend and it’s one of the only sources of income for the historic agricultural museum society.
Aside from membership fees and donations, “it’s pretty much the only thing we can do to raise money to help us cover our costs,” said ATA president Ray Ramey.
All of their events for the year, which normally bring in donations for the association, were cancelled due to the pandemic so this year’s garage sale is important, Ramey stressed.
Members have been collecting items all year long for the big event. Normally held in the middle of summer, this year’s two-day sale will take place the first weekend of autumn.
Rows and rows of tables filled with a wide variety of items like household goods, furniture and more will be for sale.
There will even be some “pretty unique” items for sale, he added.
People are asked to wear masks to the event, which will be held in an outdoor, covered area.
Folks can also donate items to the garage sale. Drop-off day is Friday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ATA site.
Last month, the ATA re-opened its doors for the first time since the the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Since then, they have been open a handful of other weekends.
The annual Atchelitz Threshermen’s Association garage sale is Saturday, Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The site is located at 44146 Luckakuck Way, beside Chilliwack Heritage Park. Information will be collected at the gate for contact tracing purposes.