The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 22, 2009
State worker swap meet postponed, new site sought

Organizers have postponed a clothing swap meet for state workers that had been planned for this Saturday. The State Worker has promoted the event twice, including this post.

Karen Lynn Smith, one of the state worker organizers at Corrections, said that there was a problem with the site selected for the event, 10000 Goethe Road in Sacramento. The swap meet wasn't sanctioned by CDCR.

"I can't really say more," Smith said of the reason for the postponement. "We feel awful about this."

Organizers plan to find another location and hold the event next month. "We're trying to be positive," Smith said. "This just gives us the chance to gather more stuff."

This blog will post details of the new time and place for the swap meet as soon as the details are worked out.

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