Bring your broken items to Fix-It Fair

  • Mark Aroner repairs a lamp at last year’s Fix-It Fair. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Staff Writer
Published: 4/24/2019 5:38:48 PM

NORTHFIELD — Free repairs of household goods will be offered at the Fix-It Fair, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northfield Elementary School gym.

The event is staffed by volunteers and coordinated by Transition Northfield, a group that promotes economic and environmental sustainability.

The fair will have stations for repairing jewelry, clothing, toys, furniture and bicycles, and for sharpening knives and tools. The volunteers cannot repair complex electronic machines like cell phones and computers, but can fix simpler things like lamps, clocks or frayed wiring.

The fair will not have its own replacement parts, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own parts, and volunteers will do the replacement for them.

Breakfast and lunch will be sold to raise money for the Northfield Parent-Teacher Organization.

This is the second year for the Fix-It Fair. Last year’s fair was popular, organizer Judy Phillips said, and so this year the event has expanded. There are about 20 volunteers this year, compared to last year’s 15; and the fair runs for two hours longer than it did last year.

Reach Max Marcus at mmarcus@recorder.com or 413-772-0261 ex 261.




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