Gear swap Sunday: Event aims to fundraise for Meyers Community Foundation
What: Meyers Outdoor Gear Swap
Where: Westgate Center parking lot in Meyers
When: Sunday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Varies; $1 per item at gear swap registration if you’re a seller
MEYERS, Calif. — Meyers Community Foundation will host its second annual Meyers Outdoor Gear Swap on Sunday, Oct. 18. The event is planned for the Westgate Center parking lot, near Divided Sky, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items like skis, snowboards, bikes, golf and paddle equipment, camping gear and other toys are welcomed.
“Meyers is a recreational hub and a lot of the outdoor sports start right from here,” said Rene Brejc, a Meyers Community Foundation board member. “That’s part of who Meyers is and that’s why a gear swap is such a good fit.
“We want this [event] to become bigger and bigger every year. All the money goes back into community.”
According to Meyers Community Foundation, summer and winter gear can be sold. Registration is planned between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Items that aren’t sold can be picked up between 3 and 5 p.m. Unclaimed, unsold items will be donated at the end of the day. The gear swap will be a fundraiser for the foundation. Twenty percent of sales will support community projects. Organizers hope to raise $3,000 or more on Sunday. Cash, along with credit cards, will be accepted for gear sales.
“There is a $1 cash per item fee to register it for the swap,” a news release said.
Brejc added that items should be no more than five years old and in good condition. Donations — gear or otherwise — are encouraged at the event as well.
“Most people in Meyers have a garage full of equipment for the outdoor lifestyle. This will help clear out your garage,” said Brian Levy, another board member. “Have other people enjoy [your gear] and appreciate it.”
Meyers Community Foundation officially became a nonprofit last year after unofficially forming in 2011. Its aim is to promote and fund projects that support the vision of Meyers, like the annual Christmas tree lighting, events, beautification efforts and community gardens. Board members include Brejc, Levy, Kim Wyatt, David Reichel, Tara Offenbacher and Josh Welch.
“The intention was to create an organization that represented the small town of Meyers, where we all lived and loved,” Levy said, “and to promote community enhancing projects.”
For more information about Meyers Community Foundation, visit http://www.meyerscommunity.com.
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