Meridian Park Neighborhood Association to host Community Barter Nov 13

Monday, October 22, 2012

Barter Party
Photo by Jennifer Seffernick

On Tuesday, November 13, Meridian Park Neighborhood Association will host its third Community Barter event on the third floor of City Hall from 6pm-8pm. 

This all-age-welcome social event promotes neighborly chatting and trading of goods for fun. No money will be exchanged at the event except the request of a donation ($1 suggested) to enter.

Beginner barterers are welcome, and a tutorial will be provided. The event will feature a potluck dinner and participants are asked to bring a dish to share. For environmental friendliness, participants are also asked to bring their own plates, cups and eating utensils. 

Musicians play as barterers browse
Photo by Jennifer Seffernick

To complement the merry market atmosphere, live musicians will perform. French Canadian dance band, Metis, trio WhistlePig, and accordionist Adrian Bourne are all expected. Introverts and extroverts alike are invited to join in the fun; come to watch the barter and visit with neighbors, and/or come ready trade your goods for what else looks great on the tables. 

Bring whatever you have to barter
Photo by Jennifer Seffernick

Popular items to trade include: baked goods, craft items, garden produce, services (such as weeding, babysitting, fridge cleaning, dog walking, chicken care, housecleaning, etc.), used items, books, toys, or anything you would like to trade. Teen babysitters from Meridian Park neighborhood will be volunteering to help supervise a kids' Lego and craft area (though parents are still responsible for kids during the event). 

For more information, contact Naomi, 206-853-1149. Volunteers are still needed, including people to help move tables before and after the barter and a photographer to document the event.


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