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 30, at the Schroon Lake Boathouse located adjacent to the boat launch. The auction and garage sale will begin at noon . Professional auctioneer, Ed Haroff of Haroff Auction and Realty, will be donating his auctioneering services to the event.
Each donated item will be categorized, photographed and viewable approximately one week prior to the auction, at www.haroff.com.
"Typical items donated are furniture, antiques, household goods, knick-knacks and children's items, to name a few," Mehm said.
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 between 8-11 a.m., Sunday, May 24.
"Examples of items that will not be accepted are outdated electronics, refrigerators, stoves, and other large appliances," Mehm said. "Please remember that anything that does not sell we will have to pay to dispose of.
"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," she added.
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, emergency dialer equipment and more.