San Juan Outdoor Club to hold annual Ski and Sports Swap

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the San Juan Outdoor Club will hold its annual Ski and Sports Swap at the fairgrounds Exhibit Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Items for sale are provided by individuals as well as merchants from Pagosa Springs, Durango and elsewhere.

“We get great participation and assistance from these businesses,” noted Jim Cole. “We could not provide such a wide selection without them.”

People with sports items for sale should bring them to the Exhibit Hall on Friday, Oct. 24, between 5 and 6:30 p.m. or on Saturday morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

The Outdoor Club manages the sale and takes a 17-percent commission on sales for its services. Proceeds, after expenses, go to fund college scholarships for area graduating seniors and to support our local Search and Rescue.

The Swap also features a sale of baked goods provided by Outdoor Club members.

The Swap is the largest service activity of the San Juan Outdoor Club, with 40-50 members participating each year.

“The Swap makes outdoor equipment and clothing available for people to engage in outdoor activities at a lower cost,” said Nancy Cole, one of the Swap’s organizers, “as well providing a place for people to sell their used equipment.”

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 25, to find that sports equipment or clothing you have been wanting—and at a bargain price.

If you have questions call Nancy or Jim Cole at 731-2073.