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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Kari Bodnar, Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453

Secondhand Safari This Saturday

Early birds can snag the secondhand treasures starting at 8 a.m. this Saturday when the Thurston County Fairgrounds opens the gates for its annual Fall Secondhand Safari.

This year's fall community garage sale event includes the opportunity to give as well as receive with the new Warm Winter Wear and Coat Drive. You can help Thurston County kids in need by donating the coats, gloves, hats and other winter gear your kids outgrew at the Community Youth Services booth. Your tax-deductible donation can be made from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and winter clothing donations will still be accepted from 1 to 3 p.m. in a collection box at the Community Youth Services booth.

"We are really excited about the winter clothing drive. The Secondhand Safari is the perfect place for it, and we are really grateful to the folks at the Thurston County Fair for helping us put the clothing and coat drive together," said Lynsi Polanco, Development Director at Community Youth Services. "We're hoping for a lot of coats to help keep a lot of Thurston County kids warm and safe this winter."

A smorgasbord of secondhand treasures will be available for swapping and selling from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early-bird admission is $2 from 8 to 9 a.m., and regular admission after 9 a.m. is only $1.

WHAT: Secondhand Safari

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Thurston County Fairgrounds at 3054 Carpenter Rd. in Lacey

For more information on the October 6 Secondhand Safari, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3