Sunday, January 6, 2008

Announcing the Greater Aberdeen Garage Sale

Please Note: The date has changed to June 1, 2008, the first Sunday in June.

To promote our community, have some fun, and make some money, please join me in promoting our inaugural Greater Aberdeen Garage Sale on the first Sunday in June. I’m hoping we’ll have dozens of local garage sales on Sunday, June 1, 2008.

I have set up a website at www.AberdeenGarageSale.com. Registration is free. Anyone residing in the Greater Aberdeen area is welcome to participate.

Here’s how it works:

  • The community-wide garage sale will take place annually, rain or shine, on the first Sunday in June.
  • Anyone residing in Aberdeen, Hazlet, Holmdel, Keyport, Marlboro, Matawan, Morganville, Old Bridge, Pt Pleasant Beach, or Union Beach is welcome to participate
  • Participation is absolutely free
  • Registration is voluntary. Those who register will have their addresses included in the online directory. E-mail addresses will only be used for garage sale communications
  • The garage sales should run from 9AM to 4PM
  • You don’t need a garage to have a sale
I’ve not checked with other municipalities but Aberdeen Township does not regulate garage sales. If other areas are regulated, please let me know. In the meantime, I’ll do my best to promote the community-wide garage sale both online and through the local newspapers.

Of course, I’m doing this on a shoe-string budget so I’ll need all the help I can get. Please be forgiving if the site has some bugs. Suggestions for improvement are most welcome.

If you are a local resident, business owner, or organization, and would like your website promoted on www.AberdeenGarageSale.com, please let me know by emailing me at Aberdeener@gmail.com or posting a comment on this blog. I only ask that you mention www.AberdeenGarageSale.com on your website as well.

If successful, I think this will be a great boon to our community. If it’s a failure, it will be my failure, alone. >>> Read more!

7 comments:

matawan advocate said...

What a great idea! Kudos Aberdeener, a wonderful way to promote community spirit.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if councilwoman Gallo will show up? She didn't even make to her own swearing in....

Rebbetzin said...

This is a terrific idea, Aberdeener!

Truth In Matawan said...

Aberdeener, there is a Garage Sale section of the Huskievision Channel 15 program. It would be perfect for promoting this. The contact is Mary Giaimo and her phone is 732-705-4012. You can also email her at Huskievision@marsd.k12.nj.us

Hope this helps. The earlier the promotion gets out there, the more successful the day can be!

Aberdeener said...

Thanks. I've been getting some requests to push back the date to the end of May when we're more likely to have good weather. I'll make a decision by the end of this week and post any changes.

By the way, haven't watched Huskievision as much since they lost the right to stream music.

Aberdeener said...

The Greater Aberdeen Garage Sale has been moved to the first Sunday in June. For this year, it's June 1, 2008.

Moved the date after getting repeated requests to do so.

I will begin promoting the event in Mid-April.

Laleh said...

Keep up the good work.