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Surplus school items for sale

July 08, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- If you're looking for electric scoreboards or a 60-drawer library card catalog, the Waynesboro Area School District's auction on Friday, July 16, might be a good place to shop.

District officials are gearing up to sell an eclectic mix of items that were kept in storage as the high school was renovated and expanded.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure," Superintendent James Robertson said, saying the tables, chairs and bookshelves would be good for someone's basement.

Things taken from the high school were stored in the former Jubilee Foods store building through a lease that only cost the district a few dollars, Robertson said.

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"We kind of cannibalized what we could out of it," he said of the auction lot. "Hopefully we can get rid of some of the stuff and clear out the building."

Business Administrator Caroline Dean said she's going to serve as a clerk for auctioneer Robert S. Benchoff, who is donating his time.

Proceeds will be directed to an existing budget line item for sale of surplus items, Dean said. Typically that would be scrap metal and wood, she said.

The auction listing includes saws, wood lathes and other tools; stoves, a freezer and dishwashers; gym mats, a circuit trainer and barbells; steel lockers; teacher and student desks; cafeteria tables; plates, bowls and cups; cash registers; televisions and VCRs; ceiling fans; a microfilm reader; and light fixtures.

The auction starts at 8 a.m. at the former Jubilee Foods store on Main Street in Waynesboro. A preview will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, and an hour before the sale.

The auction listing can be found at http://www.auctionzip.com.

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