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Oct. 27, 2020 | Tuesday
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Rotary Estate Sale raises $15,000
Rotary volunteer Jeannie Manning helps out at the estate sale Sunday. (Richard Harley)

Shoppers lined up at 7:30 Saturday morning waiting to be the first to claim the many treasures inside a barn at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club's Estate Sale. 

When the sale wrapped up the next day, the club had raised $15,000 to support children’s charities. 

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, Rotarians only allowed 50 people inside at a time. Volunteers also provided hand sanitizer for shoppers.

“It surpassed our expectations,” said Jeannie Manning, the co-chair of the estate sale.

“We did not know, in a COVID world, how comfortable people would be coming,” she said. “Everyone followed the protocol and we had very positive remarks about how well it was run from that perspective.” 

Manning said the collaborative efforts that made the event possible, like the volunteers and the many people who donated items, made the weekend a big success. 

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