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Scotch Plains Town-wide Garage Sale Today

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ --  The annual Scotch Plains Town-wide Garage Sale sponsored by The Scotch Plains Junior Women’s Club takes place today, Saturday, June 7th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Residents hold their own sales and keep all profits. More than 70 homes participated last year.  Maps of registered garage sales are available online.  The Scotch Plains Junior Woman’s Club uses the $20 registration fees to support its work and other local charitable organizations. 
 
The Scotch Plains Junior Woman’s Club and its members donate thousands of dollars and volunteer hours each year to help those in need, support the arts, preserve natural resources, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, stress civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding. 

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