SCHROONLAKE- It's that time of year, time to clean out that attic and basement and donate those unneeded items to the Town of Schroon Lions Club.
The Lions are planning their annual Memorial Day weekend charity auction and garage sale. The club is soliciting the Adirondack community for new and used items in good condition along with donations from local restaurants and service businesses. All will be auctioned at the event.
"This event could not be conducted without the generous support of our residents and local businesses," Lion Patti Mehm said.
The event will be held on Sunday, May 29, at the Schroon Lake Boathouse located adjacent to the boat launch. The auction will begin at noon and the garage sale will start at 9 a.m. Professional auctioneer Ed Haroff of Haroff Auction and Realty has donated his auctioneering services to this event for many years.
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. Free pickups for donations can be arranged by calling Lion Bette Manley at 532-7577 or Lion Dave Harder at 532-9827. One may drop items off directly at the Boathouse 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 29.
Items that will not be accepted include outdated electronics, refrigerators, stoves, and other large appliances.
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, Lions Eye Bank in Albany and emergency dialer equipment.