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Community… a Continued Series. Time to turn your old treasures into cash!

In our series on community events that bring fun to not only ourselves but to people who come to visit we turn our attention to the very popular Vernonia Community Sale organized by Helen Bateman.garage-sale

In a recent interview with Helen, she told me that Ken Bateman, Gayle Rich Boxman, and Robin help her by taking information from people who call in to sign up. She says that even though the event is separate from Vernonia Realty, it is helpful to have the use of the office, equipment and resources, as well as a nice downtown site for ease in facilitating the event.

I asked Helen what funding was needed to organize the event and she said it really doesn’t take much. The Bateman’s pay for the advertising themselves which includes putting ads in Vernonia, Astoria, St. Helens, and Forest Grove newspapers along with an ad on craigslist the week before the event. She also added that Vernonia’s Voice is great about putting a notice in the paper in the first part of July and running it until the event. Read More