What is AMAZING? Catlin Gabel’s 63rd Annual Rummage Sale!

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Press Release

Oct 2, 2007

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nadine Fiedler

503-297-1894 ext 301


What is AMAZING?

Catlin Gabel’s 63rd Annual Rummage Sale!

PORTLAND, Ore.--It’s coming, and it’s amazing. Catlin Gabel School is set to kick off its 63rd annual Rummage Sale on Thursday, November 1. The massive sale will continue through Sunday, November 4, at the Portland Expo Center, Halls A and C, 2060 N. Marine Dr. There is no admission charge for the sale--and great deals everywhere you turn. (The Portland Expo Center charges $7 for parking in its lot, or you can take MAX directly.) Hours for the sale are:

Thursday, November 1: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (35 percent markup on all items)

Friday, November 2: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 3: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 4: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Catlin Gabel Rummage Sale is one of the largest fundraising sales in the world, : filling 100,000 square feet of the Portland Expo Center with donated items for sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit the student financial aid program at Catlin Gabel School. Incredible bargains are available on just about everything, including antiques, furniture, clothing, toys, electronics, computers, music, videos and DVDs, jewelry, and sporting goods. Featured items this year include a 1991 Ford Explorer, Softride Beam and Sherpa Trail bikes, a celebrity collection of vintage gowns, a print by famed Oregon artist Laverne Krause, Baccarat and Lalique crystal, carved artworks by Patty Fawn of the Lelooska family, and an amazing array of hand-painted tin soldiers. For more on the sale, visit Rummage Sale pages on the website.

Media representatives are encouraged to attend. Please call Lesley Sepetoski at 503-297-1894 ext. 423 to arrange for parking.

About Catlin Gabel

Catlin Gabel serves Portland and the world as an educational catalyst, drawing together dedicated educators, motivated students, superb curricular resources, and thoughtfully applied technology, in a beautiful and functional setting, all for the purpose of forming bold learners who become responsible action-takers for life. Catlin Gabel is an independent, non-sectarian, progressive coeducational day school serving 700 students from preschool through twelfth grade. Its roots go back to the Portland Academy, founded in 1859. The school occupies 54 acres on Barnes Road, five miles west of downtown Portland.