WEEKEND: Bargains galore, farm animal show available at giant sale Saturday in Port Angeles

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Two unrelated free events at the Clallam County Fairgrounds will combine for a mini-fair experience for visitors Saturday: a giant garage sale and young people exhibiting farm animals.

Both the Community Garage Sale and the Port Angeles Summer Classic animal show will begin at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds at 1608 W. 16th St.

The animal show is expected to end at 2 p.m. The garage sale will remain open until 3 p.m. Parking is free.

The annual Community Garage Sale will offer new and used items both inside and out at the Home Arts Building, Merchants Building and Exposition Hall on the fairgrounds.

More than 50 vendors had purchased indoor sales stalls by Wednesday, said Shari Ioffrida, fair manager. At least one had reserved four stalls, she added.

Among the types of items to be available for browsing and sale will be clothing, tools, furniture, collectibles and books.

There is no ATM available on the fairgrounds, and some garage sale vendors may not take checks, so cash is recommended, Ioffrida said.

Vendors include nonprofit organizations, small vendors and residents, she said.

“Tailgater” or tent spaces — for those who often sell their wares from the back of a pickup truck or van, set up a tent or simply lay out their goods on the ground — can rent spaces outside of the sale barns for $20.

Tailgate spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday morning and cost $20 per space.

The Port Angeles Lions Club will sell food and drinks from the club’s food stand near the grandstands.

PA Summer Classic

The Port Angeles Summer Classic animal show is the first show of the year, according to Rio Mowbray, who has competed in the past.

“It’s like a little county fair,” she said.

More than 60 young people will exhibit their 4-H projects and compete for ribbons.

Animal barns at the fairgrounds will be full of sheep, goats, cattle, cats, cavies (guinea pigs), rabbits and poultry.

“The show has given youth educational opportunities with their animals for 18 years,” said Rio’s mother, Julie Mowbray, who is a 4-H volunteer and club leader.

“It is an experience where 4-H members gather to practice showing their animals to get ready for the Clallam County Fair,” set for Aug. 14-17, Julie Mowbray said.

Most of the animals that will be exhibited at the county fair will be at Saturday’s show, said Jenny Schmidt, Clallam County Extension 4-H coordinator:

Animal exhibits at the county fair also will include horse, swine and dog events.

For more information on the garage sale, phone 360-417-2551 or visit www.clallamcountyfair.com.

For more information on the Port Angeles Summer Classic, contact Julie Mowbray at 360-457-5403 or Schmidt at 360-417-2398 or jenny.schmidt@wsu.edu.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: June 12. 2014 4:32PM
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