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'Junk Fest' set for today in Jasper

JASPER -- Reclaim Community, a 501(c)3 nonprofit created by a group of alumni and concerned citizens, is hosting its first Junk Fest and Vintage Market and Live Auction on today to fundraise in order to move closer to the goal of using the buildi...

JASPER - Reclaim Community, a 501(c)3 nonprofit created by a group of alumni and concerned citizens, is hosting its first Junk Fest and Vintage Market and Live Auction on today to fundraise in order to move closer to the goal of using the building to support the community and local economy.

 

Last year, the group was able to raise $50,000 in just a few short months to organize their group, purchase the historic Jasper High School building, and make some small roof repairs to keep it from further deterioration or demolition.


Today’s event will take place on the east lawn behind the old Jasper High School, and there will be antique, repurpose and direct sales vendors, a food stand and Reclaim Community Quartzsiter-themed merchandise. The auction will begin at 1 p.m.

All proceeds will go toward necessary electrical repairs as well as allowing work to begin on returning the heating system to operation. The group has also received a $5,000 matching challenge from a donor, so donations to the project will be effectively doubled until that level is reached.

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Details about the project and the junk fest can be found on their website at www.reclaimcommunity.org .

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