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Porch Sale Set for September 11

Old Ottawa South Porch Sale: Photo by Tom AlfoldiIt's that time again! Time to rifle your closets and scour your basement for stuff to sell at the annual OSCA community-wide porch sale Saturday, September 11, 2010 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm). Old Ottawa South is famous for its porches, and those porches make a great spot to display your wares, because the sale is on—rain or shine!

Ottawa shoppers will be thronging our streets in the thousands looking for everything from knick-knacks to antique bedsteads. New and returning university students are especially devoted to the annual September sale as they search for bargains to furnish their digs, so don't overlook that couch you've been meaning to donate to the Sally Anne, or that well-loved office chair you reluctantly replaced with a fancy new ergonomic one (but it's doing oh-so-great wonders for your back).

Popular items in past years have been gently used children's clothes and toys, books and music of all kinds (hint: vinyl is back), used furniture and antiques, clothes, crockery, china and kitchen wares....Anything you think you can sell, you probably can.

A voluntary donation of 10% of your proceeds to OSCA helps to cover advertising costs and community initiatives like Program Subsidies and the Friday Night Youth Drop-in Program. You can drop donations off at the Firehall at 260 Sunnyside Ave. starting Monday, September 13, 2010.