A MESSAGE TO ALL BARGAIN HUNTERS:

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Plan to attend Hey Day, a big garage sale and fundraiser for the Kemptville District Hospital.  It’s being held at the NG Municipal Centre Arena (Hwy 44 in Kemptville) on June 7 and 8! Here are some pointers to help make this a fun time and a great budget friendly event:

– Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to wait to get in if you arrive at opening times.

– Bring small bills or change.  $50 bills are not accepted, however there is an ATM in the lobby.

– Bring a bag to carry those bargains.  The exception is for the slashed price sale that takes place on Saturday. Specially marked bags are sold for $5 and you can fill them full from any of the tables that are participating. You can’t use your own bag for this.

– There are 25 ‘Sections’ throughout the Arena, including Books, Linens, Toys, Clothing, Horticulture. Furniture, Electronics, The Boutique, Crafts, Art, Sporting Goods, Outdoor Furniture, a Silent Auction, etc.  A Bake Sale will also be held in the Arena lobby, and the canteen will be selling sandwiches, drinks and snacks. All proceeds from all of these will go to the hospital.

– There will be a donation box, with all money going to the hospital, at the desk on your way into the arena. Please consider dropping some change into the box.

– Watch for the ever-popular raffles, including the Money Tree, Betsy Box, the CEO raffle, and the 50/50 raffle. You’ll see them as you wander through the arena.

The garage sale will be held on Friday, June 7, from 6pm to 9pm, and on Saturday, June 8, from 9am to 1pm. The raffle winners will be drawn at 1pm on Saturday.

Please also consider donating items during the drop off times of Wednesday, June 5, from 1pm to 7pm, and on Thursday, June 6, from 11am to 7pm. We respectfully request that you don’t bring items left over from another garage sale, as they often won’t sell for us either, and we have to pay to dispose of them.

The event is organized by the Kemptville Hospital Auxiliary and run by more than 250 volunteers from all over our community. All proceeds go to the hospital, to purchase much needed equipment and services to support patients and their families.

You can contact us at kdha.heyday@gmail.com, or call 613-447-4492. Thanks so much for your support. We hope to see you there!

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