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Barooga's monster sale

Town-wide garage sale planned to raise funds for Barooga walking track designed with locals and tourists in mind.

ROBERT HENSON March 26, 2014 4:20am

Setting sale: Barooga Advancement Group's Leanne May, and Sue and Barry Kennedy get prepared for a town-wide garage sale.

Barooga will open its garage doors to the public next Sunday for a Monster Garage Sale, raising funds to extend the town’s walking track.

Scores of homeowners around town have registered to join the mass garage sale, with the proceeds from $10 sellers’ registrations helping fund a 5km walking track loop.

Barooga Advancement Group organisers Barry and Sue Kennedy said those from out of town could also join in, with extra spots and a barbecue available at Barooga Public School on the day.

‘‘This will get it kick started,’’ Barry Kennedy said.

‘‘Then we hope it’s at least annual, maybe twice a year event.’’

Barooga Advancement Group’s Darrell Bowden said the extension to Barooga’s existing walking track was canvassed for the town more than 18 months ago.

The white granite track with two exercise stations will include Golf Course Rd, Corowa-Tocumwal Rd and Snell Rd, forming a loop with the already established track that extends from Burkinshaw St.

Mr Bowden said the works — worth $70000 — had attracted support from Barooga Sports Club and would hopefully be on the Berrigan Shire Council list of works for its July budget.

‘‘We’re starting Barooga walking club as well, so we’ve got a member base, and someone to take ownership of it.’’

Mr Bowden said the path was ‘‘basically where everyone walks’’ — tourists and locals alike.

‘‘It’s been the ‘Barooga 5km Loop’ for as long as anyone can remember. It links the motels as well, you come out of the motels and walk straight out onto the walking track.

‘‘And there’ll be a map linking up walking tracks with the creek walk and into Cobram — the long term plan has been to link our walking tracks together.’’

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