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City to Host its First White Elephant Sale

People are invited to apply to sell garage sale quality goods. The sale will be on Sept. 29.

Need to clean out your home or find new goods for your place?

The City of Newark Recreation Department is hosting its first White Elephant Sale next month.

On Sept. 29, people will be able to find various items for sale from 9 a.m. to noon at the Silliman Activity Center. It will offer participants to sell and buy items that are of garage sale quality.

Applications to sell goods are currently being accepted.

More from the City of Newark:

Rent a 10’x10’ space (includes one 8 foot table and 2 chairs).

  • $40/$45 Resident/Non-Resident

Sale items MUST be of garage sale quality and in working condition. No food items, large furniture, motorcycles, cars or car parts, or any new or commercial items.

You MUST take all items not sold back home with you.

Applications are due by Sept 10 and are available at the Silliman Activity Center or online at www.newark.org.

For more information call Stacey at 510-578-4409.

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Birgitta Bower September 30, 2012 at 12:12 AM
This was a good idea, but.... rather than charging 8-10 people $ 40/45 per spot, it would have made sense charging $ 10 getting 40 people. Also 5 hours would be better than 3. This kind of thing needs a critical mass to be worth participating in/ coming to. In my experience you can't really make money having a garage sale and it's a lot of work, so you kind of have to do it because it is a fun event. $ 40/45 it just too much to ask.

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