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Community Garage Sale set in Sugar Grove

SUGAR GROVE – June is the start of garage sale season, and Sugar Grove's Community Garage Sale will be in full swing this weekend, a community volunteer said.

"They're going to have it on Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7," Sugar Grove resident Pat Graceffa said. "Almost every subdivision will do their own individual advertising."

Graceffa is a member of the Sugar Grove Library board.

The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce announced in December that it no longer would sponsor the event, because of a lack of resident registrations, executive director Shari Baum said. The chamber had sponsored it in 2012 and 2013 for the first full weekend in June, on both Friday and Saturday, Baum said. 

"We relied on resident registrations to cover the expense of marketing and advertising," Baum said. "We made the decision to respectfully decline due to lack of registration."

Baum said in addition to marketing and advertising, the $20 registration fee allowed the chamber to provide office support, such as map listings by neighborhood and how to get to each neighborhood. Last year, 31 participants registered with the chamber.

Now that each neighborhood is on its own, those looking to snag some bargains will have to drive around and follow the different signs, Graceffa said.

"People will just have to drive around town," Graceffa said. "The subdivisions will have signs out. I've even heard from people in town who will have garage sales."

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