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May 16, 2014

ReStore plans flea market, recycling event

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ALISA FOX, EH staff writer
 
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“We did this last fall, too, and we had a pretty good turnout,” said Michelle Drees, ReStore manager. “We hope to have an even-better turn out at this event.”
Vintage Tech Recyclers will be at the event to accept items such as washers, dryers, televisions and other appliances for $2 per item. Drees said they will not accept dehumidifiers or anything else that uses the chemicals such as Freon.
“Last year we filled two 20-foot trailers with items people brought in,” Drees said. “This time, we’re aiming to fill an entire semi.”
Also at the event, there will be a live broadcast, cookout, bake sale and a flea market that includes more than 20 vendors. The proceeds will be put towards funding housing projects in the community.
“We just started a new house last week on Terrace Avenue,” Drees said. “Funds are always needed. It’s for the community. The funds stay in the Menominee and Marinette counties.”
In addition to the project on Terrace Avenue, the volunteer organization also plans to remodel a house in Menominee for a family.
The ReStore will also be accepting donations Saturday such as gently used furniture, cabinets and light fixtures to put into the store.
“People should know that others count on these donations,” Drees said. “You don’t think of how this could impact people’s lives.”
For more information, people may contact the ReStore at 715-732-6290. The ReStore is open Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.