Thousands to Descend on Woodbury for Lions Club Garage Sale

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There will be bus tours coming from up north, plenty of shoppers from the five-state area… and the Lions Club’s website gets hits from across the country.

“Even from Europe,” said Chris Holthe, president of the Woodbury Lions Club. “It’s amazing how many people come in.”

The 2013 Woodbury Lions Community Garage Sale starts Thursday, May 9; it’s the 36th annual citywide event.

The sales—advertised as 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—run through Saturday, May 11, Holthe said.

“And we just pray for good weather,” he said.

More than 650 homes (a fairly typical number) have registered to participate in this year’s event, which the city of Woodbury for the first time has co-sponsored.

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Directories for the sales will be available starting tonight, Wednesday, May 8, at most Woodbury gas stations and grocery stores, Holthe said.

The Lions Club is looking at creating an electronic directory for next year’s event, he said.

It’s the Lions Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and net proceeds from the event are returned to the community to support:

  • youth (including scholarships and youth development programs);
  • the Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial;
  • the Christian Cupboard food shelf;
  • individuals with specific sight and hearing needs; and
  • other community service initiatives.


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B May 09, 2013 at 12:08 PM
coconut monkeys. already sold last night. :)
Kris Janisch May 09, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Ha! Awesome B! Anybody else? I remember the "roaring bear claw slippers" from last year...
yomammy May 09, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Mind your driving during this time....kids and people all over the place. No time to be rubber necking to "see what they have" Just park and WALK.
Kris Janisch May 09, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Definitely hear that every year mammy. Hopefully some out of towners will see this post. And is it just me, or does it rain every year during the garage sale? I think it's supposed to be nice tomorrow at least.
Amy Stephens May 09, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I love estate sales! Especially from the Lions Club! There are always crazy fun (and some odd) finds! I always find my sales at: http://www.yardsalesearch.com/garage-sales-minnesota.html (It rocks, I always find something good!)
Kris Janisch May 09, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Thanks Amy!
Joe May 09, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Back yard hockey rink still available
Kris Janisch May 09, 2013 at 06:08 PM
Like a whole boards and nets set Joe? Cool!
Joe May 09, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Boards brackets light
Kris Janisch May 09, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Sweet, thanks Joe! Also, if folks want to upload photos of what they're selling, they can do so here: http://patch.com/A-4nVR
Vicki Strong May 09, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Kris: I consider the rain to be a natural selection process -- kind of like the thinning of a herd. Only the strong survive to shop another day.
Kris Janisch May 09, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Ha! Actually, the gal who sent me the photos in the link I posted above said her sale was super busy right at 7:30 a.m. With this rain, there's got to be some early bird-worm joke I'm missing.


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