Kids Helping Kids Garage Sale Feb. 23

This garage sale is all about fun – and youth.

Susie Davis

Susie Davis

Noblesville Parks and Recreation will host its annual Kids Helping Kids Garage Sale Feb. 23 at Forest Park Inn, 701 Cicero Rd. Children run their tables with adult assistance and get to keep the profits.“It’s just so much fun,” Noblesville Parks Recreation Director Susie Davis said. “It’s more than just getting rid of stuff, it’s an opportunity for kids to buy, trade and sell.”

Davis said all items for sale must be fun stuff: toys, games, dress up attire and costumes, books, bikes and DVDs. No food, clothing or furniture will be allowed. Refreshments will be available for purchase from the Hamilton Centers Auxiliary.

Forest Park Inn allows for 30 tables.

“It fills up the main room and overlook room,” she said. “They pack it solid – the floor under the table and on top of the table.”

The sale is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., but wheeling and dealing begins before then.

“There’s a line of people waiting for when we open, but the kid’s trade toys before then. It’s just a hoot,” Davis said.

There are no set prices, but sellers reasonably price their items.

“Traditionally it’s low,” Davis said. “By noon, the prices go down really fast because parents say we are not taking this home.”

Any unwanted leftover items are encouraged to be donated to Goodwill or local charities, Davis said.

General admission is $1. Cost per table is $12 for Noblesville residents and $17 for non-residents. Admission, donations and table rental fees go toward Noblesville Parks and Recreation kids’ program scholarships, which Davis said were used for program or summer camp participation.

Table registration is required by noon Feb. 21 or when all spaces are filled. To register a table, visit www.cityofnoblesville.org/Parks or call the park’s office at 770-5750.

Robert Herrington

Managing editor of Current in Noblesville. A 1999 graduate of Noblesville High School, Herrington has been covering Noblesville and Hamilton County as a journalist since 2004. The military brat lived all over the east coast before calling Noblesville home since 1994. He and his wife, Maggie, live in the community with their baby daughter (and youngest Boston Red Sox fan), Caroline. From school board to common council meetings, First Friday events and summer concerts in the city parks, Herrington loves to attend and cover all that Noblesville has to offer.

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