Schroon Lake The Town of Schroon Lake Lions Club will again hold its annual Memorial Day weekend charity auction and garage sale.
The garage sale will be Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Schroon Lake Boathouse, located adjacent to the boat launch.
The auction will be Sunday, May 26, at the Schroon Lake Boathouse at noon. Professional auctioneer Ed Haroff of Haroff Auction and Realty will again donate his services.
“The club is still in need of donations and is soliciting the Adirondack community for new and used items, in good condition, along with donations from local restaurants and service businesses,” Lion Patti Mehm said. “All will be auctioned at the event. This event could not be conducted without the generous support of our residents and local businesses. We thank everyone for their support of our local Lions Club.”
Proceeds from the auction and garage sale are used to aid the visually-impaired and disadvantaged on the local, national and international levels.
“The auction is one of the main fundraising events that the Town of Schroon Lions Club holds; 100 percent of raised funds are allocated and spent on charitable programs,” Mehm said. “The raised funds go towards local education scholarships, Camp Colby scholarships, leader dogs for the blind, Lions Eye Bank in Albany and emergency dialer equipment for the elderly, just to name a few.”
Specialty items such as vehicles, sailboats and antiques have been available in the past.
Each donated item will be categorized, photographed and viewable 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 532-7575 or King Lion Dave Harder at 532-9827. People who wish drop items off directly at the boathouse can do so 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26.
Lions will not be accept outdated electronics, refrigerators, stoves and other large appliances.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.