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Zillah's "Destination Days" to benefit Teapot project

ZILLAH - In an effort to raise funds to salvage the famous Teapot landmark, Zillah will host a three-day "Destination Days" event May 18-20.

The city has secured the historic Teapot property through a purchase agreement for the period of one year; the money to purchase it will be raised through grants and fundraising efforts. The ultimate plan is to move the Teapot, which is in poor shape and needs to be restored, to a site within Zillah city limits to be used as a tourism destination facility.

The events begin on Friday, May 18, with both the RV, Vehicle and Equipment sale and the community wide yard sale, both of which will run through Sunday.

Various vendors, including Russ Dean, will set up shop for the sale in the Zillah West area, beside and across from McDonald's, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Last year, there were more than 70 yard sales in the Zillah community during "Destination Days" and even more are expected this year.

An auction at Furniture Warehouse is also planned, with a preview on Friday, May 18, and the auction taking place on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 1 p.m.

A "Wild Wheels" bicycle show is slated for Saturday next to the RV sale, with registration from 9 a.m. to noon, judging at 3 p.m. and awards given at 4 p.m.

Also on Saturday, a Geocaching hunt will begin at 11 a.m. (registration cost is $15, which includes a t-shirt and registration begins at City Hall at 9 a.m.). The hunt will be at various sites within and outside of Zillah. Geocaching is when one uses a GPS system and location coordinates to find hidden treasures.

Proceeds raised by the Lion's Club, Chamber of Commerce and several other individuals are earmarked to go towards the Teapot project.

Food, arts and crafts vendors are still needed for various sites about town. For more information, go to www.zillahchamber.com or call Betty Taylor at 509-829-3700.

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