The West Beaverton Neighborhood Association Committee invites the community to its annual garage sale, which benefits the "Pages as Pillars" reading program at Chehalem Elementary School.

The two-day sale will be held today (Friday) and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15620 S.W. Village Lane.

West Beaverton's garage sale is held in conjunction with the Four Seasons Annual Neighborhood Sale, providing visitors with the chance to browse at dozens of other homes holding garage sales.

"This is a nice way for our community's bargain hunters to find some hidden treasures while supporting a vital program to improve the literacy of Beaverton's children," said Mayor Denny Doyle.

The West Beaverton neighborhood recently completed the fifth year of its Pages as Pillars reading program, which provided 2,322 books to 243 students, primarily at Chehalem Elementary School. Some were also donated to Vose and William Walker elementary schools.

The program's primary goal is to ensure all students have their own books at home to read and to recruit volunteers in the community to read to the students.

To learn more, donate or volunteer for this program, contact Bill Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-646-0928.

The Pages as Pillars program also receives support through a Neighborhood Matching Grant. Established in 1995, the Neighborhood Matching Grants support a variety of neighborhood enhancement projects and events. For more information, visit or call 503-526-2543.

If you would like to explore the idea of starting a similar program in your neighborhood, residents can find a "how to" guide West Beaverton neighbors created at The guide is included under the section called "Resources for Events."

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