In May, hundreds of bargain hunters will descend upon close-knit Pine City, Minn., for the annual citywide garage sale. About 65 homes will host individual garage sales, and shoppers can walk or drive from sale to sale, securing deals on secondhand goods that might have otherwise ended up in the landfill or languished in storage.
One such sale’s proceeds will benefit East Central Minnesota Pride. It is located in the garage of a town home at 922 7th Street SE, in Pine City, and a wide variety of items will be displayed for sale including, but not limited to, clothes, sporting equipment, electronics, toys and games, household items, furniture, books and gardening equipment.
East Central PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Mora will be on-hand with its popcorn wagon with fresh, buttered popcorn for sale. There will also be a delicious bake sale with bars, brownies and cheese cakes.
The Pine City citywide Parade of Garage Sales begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 16. Check the Advertiser May 10 or the May 14 edition of the Pioneer for a full listing, map of sale locations, and sale descriptions.
Despite the ominous forecast, hundreds descended on Pine City’s Voyageur Park for the 10th annual pride. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Minnesota’s Small-Town Gay Pride! A special thanks to the scores of volunteers who help make this event possible.