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March 31 Presentation:

Share the Bounty Swap

Canceled until further notice.

Transition Fidalgo & Friends regrets to announce that we have decided to cancel or postpone our “Share the Bounty” Swap scheduled for March 31.

We have growing concerns about the spread of Corvid-19, the coronavirus. Large gatherings in somewhat constricted places create avenues where it can spread more easily. And the population most at risk includes senior citizens; our plans for the event to be held at the Senior Center gives us pause, and many of our participants will be seniors.

We hope to reschedule the Swap when the virus concerns have diminished. The materials and goods that have been collected so far will be held in a clean and dry storage area until then. The swap is tentatively anticipated to be held in May, but not until we know that our participants can enjoy a time of community sharing without having an over-riding concern about protecting their health.

Please contact us directly if you have further thoughts or questions. Thank you for your understanding as we seek the best for our community.

March 31 Presentation:

Share the Bounty Swap

March 31, 7 – 8 pm, Anacortes Senior Center

Transition Fidalgo & Friends

Come share your gently-used useful items that you no longer use! Everyone will be invited to take, for free, whatever they can use.

Swapping stuff around is fun, but TF&F folks know it’s much more than that. Swapping helps keep things we no longer need out of the landfill, and by avoiding the production and shipping of new goods, swapping reduces emissions and resource demands on an overburdened world, and provides free items for those who can’t afford them. And, did we say it’s fun?

We’ll have tables for appliances, arts & craft supplies, books (kid and adult), clothes (kid and adult, no rips or stains please), collectibles, electronics, exercise and outdoor equipment, seeds and plants, shoes and handbags (clean and odor-free), textiles, tools, toys and games, and at least one table for that ubiquitous character, “Miscellaneous.”

Gardening time is close upon us, and we encourage you to bring any seeds you’ve saved or seed packets that you don’t plan to use. The seeds don’t need to be in individual packets – we’ll have extra envelopes available to measure out what you need. We’ll also have info about methods for seed-saving and a sign up to co-ordinate seed-saving in the future. Also, bring any pass-along plants you may want to donate. They can be in pots or just wrapped in some paper if that’s easier.

Have an item too good to toss but not in working condition? The Fix-It guys, bless ’em, will make a special appearance for this swap, so you can bring a broken item, get it repaired and pass it on, or take it home to use again!

This will be a family event, with an area for kids’ activities. Plans for food and music are in progress. We’ll also have a space for those who want to bring their handmade and/or homegrown items to either swap or sell. You don’t need to have items to swap to participate.

Want to help? On March 31st, we’ll need volunteers for set-up and clean-up, as well as someone to supervise the kids’ area. Let us know if you can lend a hand!

Anacortes Senior Center

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