Curbside giveaway set for Lake George

— Local citizens are warned that their residential landscape may look less than tidy this Saturday and Sunday — but they shouldn’t worry, as it’s only temporary.

This weekend, residents of the town are welcome to place their unwanted items at the curb for other citizens to adopt, town leaders said this week.

The town of Lake George has designated Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 as “Free-to-All Weekend” during which town residents are encouraged to “free-cycle” items that are likely to be of use to others, Lake George Town Board member Marisa Muratori said.

“The purpose of the event is an extension of the town’s initiatives to promote re-use, and to encourage the community’s recycling efforts,” she said. “We encourage people to look at things in their house — items that will be useful to someone else,” she continued. “This is intended to prevent things from going into the trash stream.”

Mattresses, couches or upholstered items shouldn’t be put out by roadways, she said.

Items may be put out on curbs beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Also, residents must remove unclaimed items by the evening of Sunday April 28.

This Free-to-All Weekend is the second occurring in Lake George. The first was held in October — and it was such a success that town residents urged officials to hold it twice per year rather than one as originally planned, Muratori said.

Residents are also advised to consider participating in the Lake George Community Garage Sale, a separate initiative, on May 4 and 5. A $10 donation to the Lake George skateboard park includes a listing on the official garage sale map. Sign-up for the sale to benefit the skatepark is at the Lake George Village Hall. The deadline is April 30 to be listed on the map.

To obtain information on the Free-To-All weekend, call the town hall at 668-5722. For details on the community garage sale, contact Carol Lee Labruzzo at 668-2038, or 588-4840; or via email: sunshop1@nycap.rr.com

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