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Island Giveaway and Social, a community recycling/swap meet, is Nov. 7 at Mullis Community Senior Center

Carol Thompson and Carol Capps show some of the items to be included in the Soroptimists
Carol Thompson and Carol Capps show some of the items to be included in the Soroptimists' Great Island Giveaway and Social, a community recycling/swap meet at Mullis Center on Nov. 7.
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Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor's Great Island Giveaway and Social, a community recycling/swap meet, is Nov. 7 at Mullis Community Senior Center.

Item drop-off and social is at 10 a.m. Event begins at 11 a.m.

In these tough economic times, this event — the second annual — offers the opportunity to renew, refresh, recycle and exchange items and ideas in a social setting. Gather up five of your good, clean, functional items that you no longer need or want, and in exchange take home other things that you do need or want.

Community item donations will be accepted between 10 and 11 a.m. Coffee with homemade cookies will be available during the social/drop -off hour, but you can drop off your items and return for the give away if you don’t wish to hang around.

Items you are dropping off should be in good condition, clean and working. Computers, TVs, electronics, clothing and shoes will not be accepted. Some excellent donations ideas: kitchen equipment, such as mixers, toasters, waffle irons; gardening items, like pots and tools; art pieces; office supplies or school supplies like backpacks or calculators; and, of course, books.

At 11 a.m., the event and exchanges begin. People will, at this time, take items in exchange for items they brought. Persons who have nothing to donate will not be denied entrance but will be asked to make a small monetary contribution to help defray our costs for space rental. So, look in your garage, attic, living room, kitchen and closet for something fun to recycle with other islanders.

For more information about Soroptimists, visit www.sifri.org. For information about this event, call Pat Hansen at 378-3537.

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