Despite some rumours circulating beforehand, Old Bar's annual mega garage sale last Saturday was another huge success.
It has now run for 14 years and although numbers were down slightly on last year, there were still some 80 garage sales registered and three or four car boot sales.
Not too many towns could boast that type of activity on one day.
The organiser, Chris Rowsell, puts a lot of work in to make it happen.
Again, disappointingly, there were also some unregistered garage sales on the day with these people just taking a "free ride." Sad to think that some locals would deny the Old Bar Beach Festival of some funding to help stage the big event in October.
Some of the happy 'salers' set up again the following day to try to dispose of some leftovers.
The Old Bar book fair is operating again next to Luriya's Thai restaurant and it also raises funds for the beach festival.
It's AGM time for Business and Community Association
The Old Bar Manning Point Business and Community Association will hold its annual general meeting this Saturday, September 14 at 3pm at FlowBar, 31 David Street, Old Bar.
Membership renewals are due now and new members can sign up at the AGM.
Businesses can take advantage of a $25 discount if they join prior to the end of September.
The association is open to community members also, even if not connected to a business and the active membership already comprises a number of these people.
Why not come along and see what the organisation is doing for the community?