Hinsdale opens its garage for sale
Mia Schwarz (facing camera) of Hinsdale holds an outfit while showing her mom, Yolanda Schwarz, during the annual Hinsdale Garage Sale Saturda. | Buzz Orr~Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 14, 2012 1:06PM
HINSDALE — The Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce reports its annual garage sale Saturday in the village’s Public Works garage had a good turnout.
Sue Tannura, one of the owners of My Sister Kate, a boutique that sells children’s clothing and gifts, said its worth the trouble of moving merchandise from her shop in downtown Hinsdale to the garage on Symonds Drive, east of the police and fire stations.
“It’s a learning curve,” Tannura said, who participated in the garage sale last year, too.
She and her co-workers learned how to move and set up their goods more easily and efficiently this time, she said.
Because all the merchandise is displayed indoors, the sale takes place rain or shine. It’s debatable whether the mild, sunny weather boosted attendance or hurt it, if people went to soccer games and other outside activities instead.
“It probably helped,” Tannura said. “People don’t usually go out as much, when it’s raining.”
Shoppers “seemed to be steady throughout the day,” said Janet Anderson, executive director of the Chamber. “This was our 36th year, so the sale has a longstanding tradition in the village.”
“There was quite a crowd waiting at 9 a.m. (Saturday) for the sale to start, which is typical,” Anderson said.
“It’s truly a garage sale, because it’s in the Public Works garage,” said Village President Thomas Cauley, Jr., “but it’s all brand new merchandise.”
Eighteen businesses, from Fuller’s Home & Hardware to Hinsdale Furriers, joined the sale. ~.