The Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department in Whitefield announces its annual benefit auction, to be held this year on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Regarded locally as Coopers Mills’ premier summer social event, the auction offers all manner of “treasure,” and is a veritable feast for those living a rural lifestyle.
The several thousand dollars raised by the yearly event are used in support of the local fire service.
The Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department has already been collecting donations new and used for over a month and a half and has hundreds of great items to auction off. Auction inventory has been bolstered by the donation of an entire household’s worth of quality goods in like-new condition, as well as windows, plumbing, cabinets, fixtures, etc. removed from a local camp undergoing renovation.
Highlights of this year’s inventory include a small sailboat, antique and modern indoor furniture, outdoor furniture, a small dinghy, one-of-a-kind vintage dishes and household items, tools, artwork, and much more. In addition to donations gleaned from the community, local businesses have offered gift certificates for merchandise and services, all of which can be bid on during the auction itself.
This year’s event will feature auctioneers from Coopers Mills’ burgeoning Amish community, who have supported the Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department since their arrival in the village.
The auction will be held at the Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department firehouse, located on Main Street in the Whitefield village of Coopers Mills. Donations for the event will be collected until Friday, Aug. 16. The Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department is willing to pick up items within a 15-mile radius of Coopers Mills. Items not accepted for the auction include books, clothing, mattresses, computers (or related accessories), corded telephones and answering machines, pianos, tires, paint, and analog televisions.
To arrange pickup or for other donation questions, contact Norman Best at 215-6600.