The much-anticipated Vermilion Rotary Club Garage Sale was changed to an online auction this year.
The Rotary Club typically holds an annual garage sale in April, but due to COVID-19, they were unable to. Despite being unable to host a garage sale, the Rotary Club had a surplus of donated furniture, many of which came from families with seniors moving into the lodge.
The Rotary Club doesn’t usually take as many donations as they had received this year, but they made excepti
The Vermilion Rotary Club has begun their 4th Annual Flag Project. Kicking off the season, previous flag subscribers will receive a flag from May 8 - 10 to thank them for their support last year and help celebrate Mother’s Day weekend.
“The primary reason we are running this project is because we want to spread some cheer around town. People want normalcy, and we are happy to be able to still offer the program,” said project chair, Erwin Warkentin.
To ensure everyone’s s
Hundreds of people attended the 2019 Rotary Garage Sale in search of gently used treasures. Community members donated the products ahead of time, and others came to shop for furniture, household items, as well as books or games that were of interest.
Prior to the sale chairperson, Brenda Lee, pep-talked the many volunteers and the excitement was shared between everyone at the sale.
Representatives from the school greeted guests, and the first $5,000 raised was donated to
The Vermilion Rotary Club spread awareness and raised funds in an effort to help end Polio at four schools in Vermilion on February 21.
Vermilion Elementary School, St. Jerome’s School, Vermilion Outreach School, and J.R. Robson School participated. Students had the opportunity to learn about Poliomyelitis (Polio), choose to donate and have their pinkie fingers dyed purple with the same dye used to identify children who have already been immunized.
According to Rotarian B
Thousands of collectibles and house wares were up for sale as the Vermilion Rotary Club held their 11th Annual Garage Sale at the Vermilion Curling rink from April 19 - 21. A large selection of furniture, yard tools, sports equipment, office supplies, appliances, hardware, pet items, toys, seasonal and miscellaneous items had also been donated knowing that the proceeds from this sale provide a great benefit to the community. According to Brenda Lee, Rotary Garage Sale Chair,
Vermilion Rotary Club President Elect Justin Thompson said he is excited about the role which will officially start on July 1. He says he hopes to bring a fresh perspective, energy and new ideas to the club; “It’s quite the commitment, but I’m glad the club is supporting me. Hopefully, I can keep the wheels on the bus for another year, and I really appreciate that the club members have the trust to let a young whipper snapper like me take the reins,” said Thompson. Thompson w
Rotary Volunteers were busy preparing in the lead up to the garage sale and during the sale itself. (From left) Rotary garage sale volunteers Dean Mac Mullen, Mike Bykowski, Gustavo Rattmann and Mike Webb. Just under $16,000 was brought in on the opening night at this year’s 10th Annual Rotary Garage Sale on April 20 - 22 at the Vermilion Curling Rink. “We had our best first night ever! We have been blessed the whole way through with generous donations. We have reached our ta