The Camden Rotary Club will hold a giant yard sale Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 at the former Rockport Elementary School East (routes 1 and 90). The funds raised will support the Mountain of Possibilities campaign to redevelop the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area and Camden Snow Bowl.

Featured items will include sports and exercise equipment, kitchenware, children’s clothing, home furniture, gardening gear, home remodeling items, boating equipment, movies and music, and more. There are even fine antiques, a piano and an electronic organ! The sale will take place in the old school gymnasium, and will be held rain or shine. There is plenty of parking, and shoppers who want the best deals are advised to get there early.

“If you love to get great buys on things you need, this is the place to be,” said committee chairman and Camden Rotary Club board member Jim Bowditch. “Rotary members have really stepped up, and the assortment of items is going to be remarkable.”

The 60 Camden Rotary Club members and their families are donating thousands of items for the sale, and invite their neighbors and friends — and friends of Ragged Mountain — to contribute as well. Donations may attract a tax deduction. Items in top condition can be made by calling Susie Goddard at 975-2528.

In addition to a fun time and great deals during the yard sale, the event will provide important financial support to a key Midcoast community effort. The Ragged Mountain Recreation Area is currently in the planning and fundraising stage of a significant redevelopment plan, including an expanded hiking and mountain biking trail network, a new lodge and event center, enhanced ski terrain and uphill lift capacity, a new beginners ski area and Nordic ski trails.

The Camden Rotary Club is committed to helping the project in its goal of raising $6.5 million ($4.5 million in private funds through the Ragged Mountain Recreation Area Foundation and $2 million of municipal funding) to finance this comprehensive initiative that not only will dramatically improve the facility, but also increase usage and build long-term financial strength. For more information about the project visit or call 236-3438, ext. 102.