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Fix it! Repair event set for March 16 at Silver Falls Library

Sustainable Silverton is hosting a Repair Fair and Share from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St.

Free services to be offered at the event include small appliance repair, simple jewelry repair, sewing and textile repair, house plant consulting, simple bike repairs and tech assistance with computers/phones/tablets/electronics and tool and knife sharpening.

A volunteer works with a customer on a bullhorn at last year’s Repair Fair. This year’s event is Saturday, March 16, at the Silver Falls Public Library.   Submitted Photos
A volunteer works with a customer on a bullhorn at last year’s Repair Fair. This year’s event is Saturday, March 16, at the Silver Falls Public Library. Submitted Photos

Those intending to participate should go to https://forms.gle/TzfxbB2tsYJEgD237  and register. Participants are asked to identify what type of repairs they are seeking when they sign up to make it easier for the volunteer corps to have the right assistance available the day of the fair.

Sustainable Silverton also hosted a community conversation on resiliency on Feb. 8 at the library.  

Presenters looked at the examples of the 2020 wildfires and the 2021 ice storm. What helped community members stay resilient during those events was a key thread of the presentation.

The event was facilitated by Kelley Morehouse of Sustainable Silverton and Kayla Bordelon, a regional fire specialist with Oregon State Univercity’s Extension Service.

A happy customer claps her hands in delight after a Repair Fair volunteer successfully repaired her antique lamp at last year’s event in Coolidge McClaine Park.
A happy customer claps her hands in delight after a Repair Fair volunteer successfully repaired her antique lamp at last year’s event in Coolidge McClaine Park.

More than 50 people were on hand, with many participants saying that more individual preparedness would have been extremely helpful. Some families were stuck with no electricity for five to ten days, without generators or ways to save their food from spoiling, no way to keep their critical medicines refrigerated and no way to stay warm.  

The Feb. 8 event was a one-time session, Morehouse said, but the feedback from the conservation “will help us plan a Saturday, April 6 event on ‘Thriving in Changing Times: Tools for Adaptation,’ at The Oregon Garden.”

Morehouse said that some of the questions and concerns of the community raised at the Feb. 8 event at the library also will be addressed on April 6 and at other upcoming events.

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