Cowichan kids take over the Hub for Saturday garage sale

Cowichan Valley kids are sorting through their toy trunks and sports equipment this week in preparation for the Kids Garage Sale Saturday, July 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hub.

The event will raise funds for the Hub at Cowichan, while giving kids a safe, fun way to earn a bit of money themselves too. The event is part of Cowichan Station’s big 100th school reunion and the annual Summer Celebration this weekend.

At least 10 children and youth (all under 18) will participate, each hawking their own quality used goods including toys, clothes, sports equipment and donations from other family members (so it’s not only kids’ stuff on sale).

At the end of the sale, participants will donate 50 per cent of their earnings to the Hub, a non-profit volunteer-run community centre located in the former Cowichan Station School, and keep the rest.

Jill Thompson, chair of Hub fundraising said, "It was my son’s idea. He’s eight and loves a chance to make a bit of pockets change, but he also really wants to help the Hub. He knows first-hand that the more the community pitches in, the more fun it gets for local children."

The Cowichan Station Summer Celebration and 100th Reunion run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with an alumni pancake breakfast on Sunday morning (9-11 a.m.).