Cent sale volunteer organisers Bill and Marianne O'Reilly with the grand cent sale prize, a hand painted artwork donated by the artist Jean Kane. Sarah Barnham / The Observer
Cent sale volunteer organisers Bill and Marianne O'Reilly with the grand cent sale prize, a hand painted artwork donated by the artist Jean Kane. Sarah Barnham / The Observer

Cent sale prizes fill four cars and one trailer

THIS WAS not your average cent sale.

More than 500 prizes, 160 people and hundreds of baked goods filled the room at the Senior Citizens Hall on Saturday to raise money for the Friends of the RSPCA.

The organisations biggest fundraising event of the year had community members donating items home made crafts and blankets, kid's toys, to a hand painted artwork donated by the artist herself Jean Kane.

The cent sale raises funds to help re-home dogs and cats, including the costs of vaccinations, feeding and sheltering the animals.

Volunteer's organiser Marianne O'Reilly said although some prizes are bought by the organisation, most is donated.

"We couldn't ask for a better turn out every year," she said.

"Although we are short on volunteers this year, we still have the same loyal attendees and new participants every year who donate and get involved with the cent sale.

"It took four car loads and one trailer to bring all the prizes to the hall."

 

91-year-old Reneth Remmie, Merle Wilson and Val Conbren have been donating home made crochet hand towels and blankets to the cent sale for years.

In 2013, close to $30,000 was raised.



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