This time around our sale takes on an inside outside mix of good thingsÂ that are available for purchase.Â We are creating a place for all our donated items. A permanentÂ shop located in our building, to allow us toÂ Â raise funds that are so desperately neededÂ on a continuing basis.Â So please come out and support the parrots ofÂ M.A.R.S. and have fun with us. Please feel free toÂ help us by donating any items at any time. Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary is located at 418 Ocean Ave. in Melbourne Beach
Once again raising awareness and funds for M.A.R.S. this weekend’s YARD SALE proved to be a triple hitter! Friday was the perfect Florida day, sunny and not too hot , so lots of people joined in the fun. Â For the first time ever, we opened up the entire property so visitors could wander through the aviary and browse all the birds. Our resident Moluccan Cockatoo Thumper decided that he needed a little retail therapy and caused a bit of commotion when he got loose and ran across the table throwing cups and jewelry! All this ruckus for a little attention! Â But we all know that birds will be birds!
Saturday continued the event, and was equally successful. Sunday’s sky look tempermental and we weren’t even going to continue with the sale but we did until the rains came. You can bet we had to scramble definitely got wet but still fun! Although it takes hours of set-up and clean-up, in the end it’s all worth it. We must thank all who donated items for the sale and those who gave of their time in making it all come together ( a special huge thanks to Linda Peppin, Mary Christina and Rene Ranieri!!!).
The residents of M.A.R.S. will continue to benefit from these endeavors. We’ll keep you posted on the next yard sale!