SCHROON LAKE - The Town of Schroon Lions Club is planning its annual Memorial Day weekend charity auction and garage sale.
The club is now soliciting the Adirondack community for new and used items in good condition, along with donations from local restaurants and service businesses, all to be auctioned.
"We couldn't conduct this event without the generous support of our residents and local businesses," Lion Patti Mehm said.
The event will be held on Sunday, May 24, at the Schroon Lake Boathouse located adjacent to the boat launch.
The garage sale portion of the event will begin at noon with the auction beginning at 1 p.m. Professional auctioneer Ed Haroff of Haroff Auction and Realty will again donate his auctioneering services to the event.
Also, the Lions Snack Shack will offer refreshments cooked by Lion members.
Each donated item will be categorized, photographed and viewable approximately one week prior to the auction, at www.haroff.com.
Typical items donated include furniture, antiques, household goods, knick-knacks and children's items, to name a few.
Free pickups for donations can be arranged by calling Lion Bette Manley at 532-7577 or Lion Dave Harder at 532-9827. People who wish to drop items off directly at the Boathouse can do so 8-11 a.m., Sunday, May 24.
Examples of items that will not be accepted include outdated electronics, refrigerators, stoves and other large appliances.
"Please remember that anything that does not sell we will have to pay to dispose of.," Mehm said.
Specialty items such as vehicles, sailboats and antiques have been available in the past, and news about donated items of interest will be available at www.haroff.com.
Proceeds from the garage sale/auction are used to aid the visually impaired and disadvantaged on the local, national and international levels.
"The auction is one of many fundraising events that the Town of Schroon Lions Club holds to raise funding for local education scholarships, Camp Colby scholarships, Leader Dogs for the Blind (guide dogs), Lions Eye Bank in Albany, and emergency dialer equipment, just to name a few," Mehm said.