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.