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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 18, 2010
Polly Stoker or Kari Bodnar, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 786-5453

Secondhand Safari Community Wide Garage Sale & Reuse Fair!

OLYMPIA – Sign up now to join the fun at Thurston County Fair’s second annual Community Garage Sale and Reuse Fair! This community event is being held on Saturday, May 1st from 8:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds is located at 3054 Carpenter Road in Lacey.

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 100 vendors and over 2,500 visitors! That’s a lot of customers to buy your re-useable treasures! Event includes garage sale booths, educational booths, free book and magazine exchange table, music, food, and more! This is a great opportunity to sell, trade, and barter with others in your community. Don’t forget to bring your books and magazines for the free exchange table. There will be $2 early-bird admission between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. and $1 admission after 9:00.

Sign up now to have a garage sale booth and get ready to clear out your clutter. Coordinate with your friends, make it a family event, or use the opportunity to raise money for a charity. Booth space is $25 for an outdoor space and $40 for a covered space (all approx. 10x10). Set up will be the Friday before from 12:00 noon until 10:00 p.m. The doors will be locked after set up Friday evening and security will be on-site until Saturday morning.

Goodwill will have a trailer on-site and will be accepting donations throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to donate your leftovers at the end of the day. Visitors can also bring reusable items to donate. Items accepted for donation at Goodwill’s discretion.

If you would like to have an educational booth, display, or be part of the presentations happening throughout the day sign up now! All community groups, non-profits, businesses, agencies and individuals working on sustainability issues are welcomed.

Reuse is an important way to prevent still usable items from ending up in our landfills and save money on disposal costs. Reuse also has other far reaching environmental and community benefits. So come and take advantage of this great opportunity to pass on treasures to others, and benefit from the advertising and exposure you wouldn’t otherwise get with a garage sale at home. In addition, this event is designed to be a nearly zero waste event, with compostable and recyclable waste being collected at waste stations staffed by Master Recycler volunteers. Last year there was only one small bag of trash generated by visitors for the entire event!

To reserve your space or for more information please call 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3