This past weekend, Nose Creek Valley Museum hosted its third and final cart boot of the season before the winter months.
A Car Boot sale is where people from the community rent a spot in their parking lot or a spot in one of their meeting rooms. Then they come with their vehicle and set up and sell whatever they like. It is like having a garage sale for people who don't have a garage.
The third Car Boot this year wasn’t as large, but it still was a hit.
“We had a very nice crowd of people. We had a barbecue in partnership with the Youth Volunteer Corps of Airdrie. The local McDonald's came out and gave away coffee and doughnuts for donations and all of that just went towards the museum,” said Laurie Harvey, the Executive Director Curator at the Museum.
During the first Car Boot, the Museum raised a little over $1000, while the second one raised around $1200, and while the total amount of the final Car Boot has yet to be calculated, Harvey believes it will be around the $800 mark.
“Things are costing more and being closed off for the past couple of years, it hurt our revenue because the main way we raise money for ourselves is through our meeting room rentals and we couldn't do that for a couple of years and we needed to do something to raise some revenue. So, it's going to go towards keeping the lights [on].”
So far this year, the Museum has hosted three Car Boots and the Alberta Day festivities.
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