Mei Yankus in the dunk tank at SESNA’s Saturday Sidewalk Sale (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

The Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association, SESNA, held its Saturday Sidewalk Sale on July 24 at the Capital Park Wesleyan Church on Mill and 19th Street.

Neighbors gathered to hear local bands, enjoy popcorn and cotton candy and pursue some of the sales and information tables.

Shannon Priem of Salem Health staffed a table with information about the neighborhood association, health care, and the Willamette Humane Society.  Her boothmate, Sunnie, a labrador, assisted.

Shannon Priem and Sunnie at SESNA’s Saturday Sidewalk Sale(Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Jauna Graven was selling an extensive collection of wicker baskets and plants.  Others had collectibles and toys.

Jauna Graven sold wicker baskets and plants at SESNA’s Saturday Sidewalk Sale (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

The highlight of the event was the homemade “dunk tank.”  Mei Yankus tested it out before Lead Pastor Claude Alley sat in the seat. Outreach Pastor John Chamberlain was anxious to hit the target and watch his colleague get drenched.

SESNA, the Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association, was founded in 1976 and is today one of 18 neighborhood associations in the City of Salem, Oregon.  Find your neighborhood association here.

Pastor Claude Alley in dunk tank at SESNA’s Saturday Sidewalk Sale (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

A sales booth at SESNA’s Saturday Sidewalk Sale (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Bands played at the SESNA’s Saturday Sidewalk Sale (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Capital Park Wesleyan Church (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter)

Mary Louise VanNatta is a Salem public relations professional, writing regularly about events for Salem Reporter.

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