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July 9, 2014 - 3:17pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, events, garage sales.
Event Date and Time: 
July 11, 2014 - 9:00am to July 12, 2014 - 4:00pm

Big garage sale on Friday and Saturday, July 11-12, at 53 Clinton St. in Batavia.

Hours both days are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Infant/children's clothing, children's toys (lots), lamps, vases, curtains, and other miscellaneous housewares. A little something for everyone, stop by and check it out.

June 8, 2014 - 9:16pm
posted by Pauline Miano in garage sales.
Event Date and Time: 
July 11, 2014 - 9:00am to July 12, 2014 - 9:00am

Elba Town-wide Garage Sales.  July 11 and 12, 9 am til 4 pm.

Tables will be available in the Village Park.  If you would like to reserve a space, contact Pauli Miano 757-9339.

Garage Sale maps also available.  Contact Pauli Miano to have your sale listed.

April 4, 2013 - 5:30pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in photos, St. Joe's, garage sales, SUPER MAMMOTH.

After nine years, Kathy Stefani, of Batavia, will soon gallop into the sunset as organizer of the Super Mammoth Sale at St. Joseph School.

But she will be going out with a bang, as they say, because this year's sale is the biggest thus far and includes several new attractions.

The sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. -- with a 15-minute break for restocking at 12:30 p.m. -- at St. Joseph School, at 2 Summit St. in Batavia.

Here are some pics:

NEW: Car/Truck Room

Volunteer Jerry Fisk will be running the car/truck room, which will feature models and toys of various vehicle types from the oldies right up to Nascar.

The Baby Room

Paintings and prints

Artisan Doll Room

Showroom #1 (cafeteria) - stage

Showroom #1 (cafeteria) - main floor

Showroom #2 (gym)

Note: Because there is so much inventory this year, both showrooms will be restocked at 12:30 (in the past, this has only been done for showroom #1).

Other items for sale will include a "barely used" Wii system with two remote controls for only $100, four Elvis Presley albums, and a copy of The Beatles' very first album.

There will also be a tent outside featuring furniture, gardening equipment, grills, and other miscellaneous items.

All proceeds of the sale will benefit St. Joseph School. For more information, call Stefani at 344-2701.

April 12, 2012 - 3:53pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, st. joseph school, garage sales, SUPER MAMMOTH.

Mary Lea Caprio holds up a "sweet" little baby outfit in the "Baby Boutique" at St. Joseph School (more pictures at the bottom).

Featuring clothes, toys and other babyware for newborns through 3-year-olds, the boutique is one of this year's added features for St. Joe's ginormous and burgeoning Super MAMMOTH Indoor Garage Sale.

Chairwoman Kathy Stefani and her committed crew of 127 volunteers have been working hard all year to prepare for the event, which takes place Saturday, April 14, at the 2 Summit St. school from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and has something to offer for just about everybody.

Items for sale will include your usual antiques, furniture, upholstery, jewelry, paintings, etc. But for those of you manly men out there who don't much care for that stuff, another of this year's "newbies" is a "Tool Town." This will be outside and will include hand tools, power tools and a gas grill.

There's plenty of cool stuff for kids as well, like these Buffalo Bills binoculars that volunteer Colton Bellimer held up for the camera.

According to Stefani, the volunteers have been taking tip-top care of every item.

"Everything sparkles, because it's all been washed," she said. "Our toys are complete -- no pieces are missing, and everything works."

In keeping with the MAMMOTH tradition, the prices are extremely affordable. From a $2 Rolex quartz to 25-cent cat food to a $10 microwave, the merchandise reflects the prices that Stefani and the other MAMMOTH workers have long been proud of.

All of the merchandise will be restocked at 12:30 p.m., so nobody has to worry about missing out on the good stuff by sleeping in.

Some of this year's other new features will include:

  • Rib BBQ dinners from Clor's, in addition to their chicken BBQs
  • A "Winter Room" with Christmas models and decorations
  • Vintage quilts (including one from 1890, another from 1930)

The sale will be divided into two shifts -- one in the morning, the other in the afternoon. Each shift will have 23 cashiers ready to check customers out.

Baked goods and coffee will also be available inside, so bring your appetite!

Here are some more pics of available merchandise:

More pictures after the jump (click on the headline to see more):

April 27, 2011 - 12:19pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in garage sales, SUPER MAMMOTH, St. Joe's School.

The big honkin', humongous SUPER MAMMOTH Indoor Garage Sale at St. Joe's School is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. It's located at 2 Summit St. in Batavia.

While planning it hasn't put Chairwoman Kathy Stefani in seventh heaven, she knows the proceeds are heaven sent, so to speak, and will be used to buy state-of-the-art instructional technology for the school.

Now in its seventh year, this thing has grown quite a bit since its inception.

Stefani, a St. Joseph's parent, began chairing the sale as a fundraiser for St. Anthony's School in Batavia, where her children attended until the school closed several years ago. She's the one who gave it the name MAMMOTH, because "even (during the first year) it got real big."

"It's gotten to the point where it's not just a sale," Stefani said. "It's really an event."

It will fill all the main areas of the school -- both upstairs and downstairs -- as well as the green space outside, which will feature a 20-by-40 foot tent in which lawnmowers and outdoor furniture will be sold.

Volunteers have been collecting donations all year, and have spent the last two weeks setting up. The latter process has included the tasks of washing and pricing the items.

Speaking of prices -- bibliophiles will definitely want to get to showroom #2 (a.k.a. the gym), where a large variety of books for all ages will be sold for only 25 cents each.

And for $20, you can own a 49-star American flag.

Shoppers will have a total of 19 cashiers, two of whom will be "express cashiers," to assist them.

In addition to antiques, furniture, books, needful things and other goodies to which customers have come to look forward to, there are some exciting new features this time around.

  • Clor's Chicken BBQ will be sold outside, with picnic tables and benches available for sit-down meals.
  • A bake sale, featuring all homemade items, including cakes and fresh-brewed coffee.
  • Because there is so much merchandise this year -- "tens of thousands of items," according to the ad flier -- Stefani and other volunteers will be restocking tables at 12:30 p.m. on the day of the sale. So, if you are not a morning person, you will still have plenty of choices if you come in the afternoon!
  • A special attraction will be an Artisan Doll Shoppe, staffed by an expert in vintage and collectible dolls who will be able to answer questions and offer free appraisals.

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