First car boot sale in Roscommon

Turn unwanted items taking up space in your home or garage into cash at a car boot sale which will be held at Roscommon Mart on Saturday next, November 17 th . The Boot sale is in aid of the Roscommon Support Group which is making an effort to provide new, stimulating projects for the disabled to improve their lifestyle. Projects such as growing plants and flowers for sale in a new greenhouse with suitable equipment to cater for disabled persons, in arts and crafts, in music, in sports, in any activity that the disabled themselves feel they can handle. Bob Whitfield, the organiser of the Car Boot Sale, who works with people with mixed ability, is confident that as the planned new projects begin to materialise so will the enthusiasm of the people listed with the Roscommon Support Group and they will become more and more involved. The sale starts at 11 am and finishes at 5 pm. The entrance points to the mart will be open at 9 am so that people participating will have ample time to set up before it’s open to the general public. Whatever is not sold at the end of the day must be taken home with you because organisers want to leave the Mart as they found it. There will be a charge of 15 euro per car. No traders please.   Stallholders are advised to bring some sort of stand, like a small table or anything on which they can arrange their wares, particularly small stuff like books, china ware, music CDs, etc. The pen railings can be used on which to hang other stuff like articles of clothing, pictures, old mirrors.  To start the ball rolling, the Mayor of Roscommon, John Kelly, will be there to cut the traditional ribbon.   "I spent 10 years fundraising for the Irish Wheelchair Association and I know how hard it is to raise money. I feel that funding for disabled persons should be readily available from other sources but, having said that, I applaud the self-help funding effort of the people at Roscommon Support Group." Keep in mind that this first sale for the Roscommon Support Group will be inside, under cover, weather will be no problem! For more information call Emma or Orla at (090) 6625852.