The weekend saw lawns and storefronts across the Elk Valley filled with items for purchase as part of the annual Elk Valley Spring Clean garage sale.
The Spring Clean was hosted in Elkford and Sparwood on Saturday, May 23 and across Fernie on Sunday, May 24. All the proceeds from the event go towards the East Kootenay Brain Injuries Association to help provide outreach across the area.
Other businesses, like Grow, hosted a lemonade stand to raise funds for the KinderGym — a Fernie program to encourage motor skills and activities for children aged 0-5.
“It’s a really great program for kids and parents to participate in,” said Alicia Clarke with Grow.
Her two sons Monty, 3, and Teddy, 10 months, assisted in pouring glasses of lemonade for passers-by.
In addition to sweet sales from residents and small businesses, a children’s scavenger hunt was also organized in each of the three communities to encourage families to participate in the Spring Clean across the valley.
At Rotary Park in Fernie, a bouncy castle and bake sale was also held to entertain kids for the day.