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Flea market to benefit Casa Rosa

On Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., La Puerta Realty will hold a flea market for the second year to benefit Casa Rosa Food Bank. As you begin your spring cleaning, look for dishes, small appliances, clothing, books, small furniture, tools, rugs, blankets, linens, skis, other sports equipment, and any other items hanging out in your house that need a new home. All these and more will be gladly accepted for the sale. So clean out your closets, garages, and any other nooks and crannies holding things that you have been saving, but not using, and donate them for the flea market.  

A PODS® container will be delivered to La Puerta’s property on April 16 to hold the donations and provide a place for volunteers to sort and price. Anytime after, donations may be brought in. Casa Rosa volunteers will be sorting, organizing, and pricing the donated items as they come in and helping man the tables on April 30. La Puerta associates will be assisting with the tables and taking the money for items. It is truly a cooperative effort. 

All proceeds will go directly to Casa Rosa for food purchases from Roadrunner Food Bank to see Casa Rosa through the lean summer months. Casa Rosa is an approved partner agency with Roadrunner, and they have a one to nine principle. In other words, for every dollar that Casa Rosa spends at Roadrunner, nine dollars worth of food can be purchased.   

Other activities going on for Casa Rosa this spring include the election of a new slate of officers, who will take over as the “gavel is passed” April 15 at the Casa Rosa board meeting. Also, a “trunk sale” of Mata Ortiz pottery, with various sizes other than seed pots, will be held prior to Mother’s Day.

Cleanup day and free trash drop-off

Sandoval County Commissioner Orlando Lucero announces to all Sandoval County residents a free trash drop-off on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. One week before, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. until noon, a cleanup day will be held in the communities of Llanito, Algodones, and Placitas.

Commissioner Lucero encourages all residents to load up trucks and trailers on April 2 so that, on April 9, trash can be taken to the Sandoval County Landfill and dumped at no charge. Residents are also urged to take advantage of the warmer weather to paint fences, plant a garden, or just take a walk. Get moving, enjoy nature, and get healthy.

“Buy Bernalillo” community yard sale

—Town of Bernalillo

The First Annual “Buy Bernalillo” Yard Sale and Car Corral is right around the corner—April 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Loretto Park.

This community yard sale features a park full of yard sale treasures and trinkets to select from. Admission to this event is free.

For residents and businesses planning a yard sale or even thinking of having one, this will be the place to come sell. Instead of having individual yard sales at your home, you can bring all your yard sale items to this event. The size of the sale, the location, and the advertising will mean a lot of traffic. Residents and businesses wishing to participate should fill out applications at Town Hall. 

This event is being coordinated and put on by members of the Town of Bernalillo “Buy Bernalillo” campaign committee. 

For more information regarding this program, call (505) 771-7128, or e-mail





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