SPCA garage sale provides big boost

The SPCA Garage Sale wracked up more sales in its first day of operation in 2017 than it did all three days the year before. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald

In his seven years of volunteering at the annual Prince Albert SPCA garage sale, Dan Troupe has seen a lot of donations.

This year, however, might be the biggest ever.

Troupe, who is a former board chair of the SPCA, was one of more than a dozen volunteers who took part in the three-day fundraising event at the Archie Anderson Pavilion, and even he was a little surprised by what he saw.

“This is up there with one of the busiest garage sales for the SPCA,” he said during a brief interview on Saturday. “In my seven years, I have never seen as much donated as this year. It just goes to show the passion the public has for the SPCA.”

The increase in donations has also led to an increase in sales. The result was a fundraiser that surpassed its 2016 totals by the end of the first day. In total, more than $10,000 was raised for the SPCA, with a few more donations set to trickle in.

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