Schroon Lions to host garage sale, auction this weekend

SCHROON LAKE - Sunday, May 29, marks the annual town of Schroon Lions Club Fundraising Auction and Garage Sale, held at the Schroon Lake Boathouse located adjacent to the Town of Schroon Boat Launch. The garage sale begins at 9 a.m. and the auction portion of the event will begin at noon.

Professional auctioneer, Ed Haroff of Haroff Auction and Realty, will be donating his auctioneering services to the event. Again this year, each auction item will be displayed on an overhead viewer, this process enhances the efficiency and speed of the auction. The items will also be viewable on line at www.haroff.com. From their home page click on the Lions Auction information and you can view available items.

Typical auction items are: furniture, antiques, household goods, sports and fitness equipment, knick-knacks, and children's items. Also, gift certificates from numerous local restaurants, businesses, and hotels will be available.

Free pickups for your donations can be arranged by calling Lion Bette Manley at 532-7577 or Lion Dave Harder at 532-9827. Items can also be dropped off directly at the Boathouse, between 8-11 a.m., Sunday, May 29.

Proceeds from the fundraising event 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, to name a few.

Anyone looking for a great way to expand their social circle, give back to the community, or if aiding others in need is an important issue, consider joining the Town of Schroon Lions Club. To learn more, contact Roger Friedman (532-9500), Ed Donley (532-9483), or Bob Mehm (791-6186).

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