Sitka Community Playground project to host garage sale fundraiser on Nov. 11-12

The Sitka Community Playground float in the Alaska Day parade on Oct. 18, 2011.

The Sitka Community Playground float in the Alaska Day parade on Oct. 18, 2011.

The Sitka Community Playground project will host a garage sale fundraiser from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, and from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Judy Johnstone’s house, 306 Peterson Ave.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the garage sale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Volunteers also are needed to help pack things up after the sale ends on Saturday. According to project coordinator Alice Marcus, there are a lot of items for sale so they will need to get the word out. To arrange to drop off donations, contact Michelle Putz at 747-2708. Items will be accepted until the start of the sale.

“We have an awesome design that was thought up by our kids for a playground to be built in Sitka fall of 2012,” Alice said. “Now we are starting the process of paying for it. This is our kick-off event and we are hoping to start it off with a bang. Please help us by cleaning out your closets, attics, garages and corners and sending the goods our way. You will be supporting a great cause and getting rid of stuff at the same time.”

There also will be a Sitka Community Playground project meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the home of Jerry and Carol Wright, 409 Mills St. The meeting will be in the main part of the house, and a sign will be posted at the entrance.

The Sitka Community Playground project will try to build a new ADA-compliant playground in Sitka during 2012. It was one of this year’s three health priority projects selected during the Sitka Health Summit. “We have a vision to create a safe, accessible and sustainable playground. We will include public art and youth input on the design to create a place that is a wonderful destination for all,” Alice said. More details about the project can be found on this site.

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