Its So Big! Catlin Gabel's 60th annual Rummage Sale is coming!

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Press Release

Sep 2, 2004

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nadine Fiedler

503-297-1894, ext. 301

Its So Big!

Catlin Gabel's 60th annual Rummage Sale is coming!

Whats that rumbling? Catlin Gabel School is set to kick off its 60th annual Rummage Sale on Thursday, November 4. The massive sale will continue through Sunday, November 7, at the Portland Expo Center, Halls A and B, 2060 N. Marine Dr. There is no admission charge for the sale--and tons and tons of good buys. (The Portland Expo Center charges for parking in its lot.) Hours for the sale, in its diamond anniversary year, are:

Thursday, November 4: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (35 percent markup on all items)

Friday, November 5: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

Sunday, November 7: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Catlin Gabel Rummage Sale is one of the largest fund-raising sales in the world, filling 88,000 square feet of the Portland Expo Center with donated items for sale, offering Oregon and southwest Washington residents incredible bargains. Just about everything is available at the sale, including antiques, furniture, clothing, toys, electronics, computers, music, videos and DVDs, jewelry, and sporting goods. Proceeds from the sale benefit the student financial aid program at Catlin Gabel School.

This sixty-year-old Portland tradition is so successful and noteworthy that New York City’s first-ever fundraising rummage sale, Get Organized New York, a benefit for New York City Public Schools, has modeled itself after Portland’s Catlin Gabel Rummage Sale (see

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

Catlin Gabel School is an independent, coeducational day school dedicated to academic excellence, individualized attention, multiculturalism, and lifelong learning. Situated on a 52-acre wooded campus in Portland, Oregon, Catlin Gabel offers an enriched curriculum blending science, math, humanities, the arts, athletics, and a strong sense of community to students in preschool through twelfth grade. The school is fully accredited, and is independently governed by a board of trustees as a nonprofit institution without tax support or religious affiliation.