Debut: The car boot sale was held for the first time in 2019. Photo: SUPPLIED

Car boot connectedness

February 14, 2020 BY

ROSS Creek – Smythes Creek Community Group is bringing their car boot sale back for a second year on Sunday, 23 February from 9am to 1pm.

The group’s community coordinators, Cathy Bushell, Suzanne Ryan-Evers and Dianne Scobie have organised the sale as part of their work to provide more opportunities for “community connectedness.”

Ms Bushell encourages residents of the area to come along and sell, shop, browse, have a coffee, sausage and a chat.

“People clean out their cupboards and make a little bit of pocket money,” she said.

“But it’s a really great community event. It’s fantastic to see people come down and have conversations.”

At last year’s sale, many local residents and neighbours caught up having not seen each other for some time.

“It’s really touching and heartening to see people connecting. It was so lovely.” she said.

“We’ve had quite a few new families move into our area, so it gives them an opportunity to meet others living around them.”

The fire brigade’s cricket club are running a barbecue, the local Landcare group are hosting a stall, a jumping castle is booked in for kids, and there’ll be a few food options.

“The Golden Plains Shire are also going to be having a pop-up conversation post about their upcoming recreation strategy,” Ms Bushell said.

“They’re going to take the opportunity to chat to community members about what they’d like to see.”

Visit or pick up a form at the Ross Creek General Store to book a car boot site. Cars are $20 and trailers are $25.

Find the sale at the Ross Creek Reserve on Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road. Entry is by gold coin donation with proceeds to community and reserve improvements.  The Ross Creek Recreation Reserve committee are strong supporters of the sale.

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