With Memorial Day just a few days away, that means the Keuka Comfort Care Home’s annual Big Barn Bonanza isn’t too far off. In fact, volunteers will be collecting donated good used saleable items you may have at your home and no longer have a need for starting on Memorial Day at the Yates County Fairgrounds. One of those volunteers, Joanne Drewno, tells us about a few items they will not take in because they’re hard to resell.
“Mattresses, box springs, sofa beds…we don’t take clothing and shoes any longer. We don’t take exercise equipment because people don’t buy it and it is hard to get rid of afterward. We won’t accept electronics because we have found that people will donate electronics that don’t work. We have also decided to stop taking in baby cribs and car seats because the laws change so frequently with the safety of those items and we just decided we didn’t want to be responsible.”
Drewno says they’ll also have some help available on Monday if you have some items you want to donate but just don’t have a way to get the items to the Fairgrounds.
“We have on Monday the 29th guys with trucks who will come and pick up larger items from your home, within reasonable proximity to the Fairgrounds. If you are unable to bring the items to the Fairgrounds, you can call the Comfort Care Home at (315) 536-1690 to arrange a pick-up time at your home on May 29th sometime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.”
Good, used resaleable items can also be donated and dropped off at the Fairgrounds on May 30th as well from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Big Barn Bonanza will take place at the county fairgrounds on Friday, June 2nd from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 3rd from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
To listen to our entire interview about the Big Barn Bonanza from WFLR’s Open Mic program, click here.