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Don’t miss the Ski and Sports Swap Oct. 24

Are you ready for winter sports?

Snow has dusted the peaks, and it won’t be long until it covers the ground. Hopefully you will?be ready to?hit the slopes and the trails.

Be sure you have all the best equipment for you or your family by taking advantage of the great bargains at the annual San Juan Outdoor Club Ski and Sports Swap.

The swap will be held in a new location this year — the community center — on Saturday, Oct. 24. Doors will open for shoppers at?9 a.m. sharp.

You can browse the hundreds of items that will be offered by both commercial merchants and private parties. Experienced club members will be on hand to answer questions you might have about lengths of skis and poles, and the best kind of equipment for your skill level, or to?help you find your size or favorite style boots, skates, boards, etc.?There will be items such as goggles, hats, mittens, gloves, bibs and jackets for your outdoor comfort.?You might find a great deal on a sled or toboggan.

For those of you who are not winter sports enthusiasts, there are always items for other sporting seasons at the swap. Who knows what treasures might be brought in for you to consider??

What you will not find at this sale will be “straight” downhill skis or exercise equipment, since these items will not be accepted for consignment. And speaking of consignment, this is easy for anyone who has equipment or outerwear to sell. All you need to do is bring your gear or apparel to the community center between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. ?on Friday, Oct. 23, or from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Club members will check in your equipment, place it on the floor for sale, and keep only a 17-percent commission for their efforts on your behalf. You will be mailed a check from the sale of your items?approximately two weeks after the event.

If you have items that do not sell, you are asked to pick them up before 2 p.m. on Saturday. If left after that time, items will be donated to local charities.?

The bake sale will be back this year, bigger and better than ever. In addition to all the cakes, cookies, muffins, etc., you will be able to take a break from your shopping and enjoy homemade breakfast burritos. The Frito/chili pies will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until they are gone!). An assortment of beverages will be offered, as well.

This is a “win-win” opportunity for you, and a way you can help the Outdoor Club raise funds that are in turn rewarded to outstanding local seniors in the form of college scholarships.

Don’t?miss this?chance to snag a great deal. Be at the community center Oct. 24.