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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 7, 2011
Polly Stoker or Kari Bodnar, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 360-786-5453

Secondhand Safari Community Wide Garage Sale & Reuse Fair

OLYMPIA - Sign up now to join the fun at Thurston County Fair's Community Garage Sale and Reuse Fair! This community event is being held on Saturday, May 7th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Thurston County Fairgrounds- 3054 Carpenter Road in Lacey.

Past events have been a huge success with over 3,000 visitors and 175 vendors! That's a lot of customers to buy your re-useable treasures! The event includes garage sale booths, educational booths, free book and magazine exchange table, entertainment, food, and more! This is a perfect opportunity to reuse those items you find while spring cleaning to Swap or Sell! Don't forget to bring your books and magazines for the free exchange table. There will be a $2 early-bird admission between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. and $1 admission after 9:00 a.m.

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 (at their discretion) throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to donate your leftovers at the end of the day.

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

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.

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