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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 30, 2010
Kari Bodnar, Thurston County Fairgrounds, 360-786-5453

Secondhand Safari, Community Wide Garage Sale and 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, October 2nd 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.

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! Event includes garage sale booths, educational booths, free book and magazine exchange table, entertainment, food, and more! With the holiday season approaching this is the perfect opportunity to swap, trade, or purchase new decorations! 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 (at their discretion) throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to donate your leftovers at the end of the day.

Also happening at this sale is the 4-H Clover Fair. Come learn more about 4-H, enter a raffle drawing for great prizes and don't forget to see the 4-H animals! For more information on this, please visit the 4-H website at http://thurston.wsu.edu/4-H/

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.

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