Just a reminder...This Saturday,
You're invited 
to the Grand Opening of
Salvage Arts! 
vintage dept entrance
A Project of Sustainable Community Initiatives - 34,000 sq. ft. of
Low-Cost Building Materials
Lend a hand
& have some fun!
This month,
Event Volunteers earn DOUBLE store credit! 
Several Forklift Fans have offered to bring food to the Grand Opening, but this Saturday (Sept. 26),
we still need help:
*  Leading the kids craft activity
*  Taking photos
*  Running the contest booth and the door prize raffle
*  Keeping the food trays full and the coffee brewing
Doesn't that sound easy?
We also need Penny-Pinching Preachers to spread the "gospel of reuse" at festivals this fall.  You would be handing out brochures at our table at
*  the Prince George's Green Fest (Oct. 3rd, Prince George's Community College),
*  the new Fenton St. Market (Oct. 3rd in Silver Spring), and
*  the fantastic DC Green Festival (Oct. 10-11, DC Convention Center).
We need 15 volunteers, and only 3 have signed up for shifts - yikes!  
If you can help, please call Ruthie ASAP at 301-985-5180,
or check out upcoming events at www.communityforklift.com/calendar.cfm
Do you make crafts or art from what you find at the Community Forklift?  
We would like to celebrate our Fourth Anniversary with the artisans who give new lives to our old materials.  
Amateurs encouraged!  For more info or to submit your work for consideration, contact Ruthie@CommunityForklift.com
Salvage Arts
Sept. 26, 9am-5pm 
Music, Food, Prizes, & Fabulous Stuff!
For a long time, you have been asking for more valuable, unusual items in addition to our low-cost fare. 
 terry leveling beams  
Well, we got to work... and we have finally finished our vintage section! 

Come check it out at the...
GRAND OPENING of Salvage Arts on Saturday, Sept. 26! 
canisters and mantel 
 There will be food, music, activities, and contests all day! 
The Salvage Arts department includes restored lighting from the 1880's through the 1930's.  It also features a wide selection of unique primitives, iron heating grills, vintage signs & containers, and architectural ironwork.
(Local carpenter Sean Troxell built the display out of old floor joists and beautiful reclaimed trim). 
lighting rodOh no!  Does this mean Forklift prices are going up?  
Our antique items are priced at affordable market value.  You may find that a restored Salvage Arts piece will be worth more than a modern fixture or unrestored item.  But don't worry!  We still have all the usual super deals throughout the store to help our Forklift Fans live sustainably!  
In fact, by offering a greater diversity of products, the Community Forklift will be in healthier financial shape - ensuring that we can continue to provide low-cost, quirky, and beautiful materials to the DC area for years to come.
iron grates
 Volunteer Terry Lewis has helped to price our donated antiques since 2007, and we are excited that he is now providing items for Salvage Arts.  He has over 20 years of experience in buying and selling antiques (if you've shopped in Olney, you may know his company, Bear Creek Trading). 
If you have questions, he would love to answer them.  As he can explain, antiques may cost a bit more...but they sure hold their value!