Greencastle-Antrim School District auctioning excess supplies again

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

The Greencastle-Antrim School District is going to repeat its lucky move from 2013, and hope for similar results. Excess school inventory is on the auction block, albeit through online services only, and winning bids will be announced at 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

Last year personnel cleaned out the four buildings on campus and prepared for a yard sale of old TVs, dishes, tools, computers and items no longer relevant for educational purposes.

Based on input from others, the sale instead went to the online auction format. And instead of clearing maybe $1,000 from in-person shoppers, the district netted $11,000. It also saved disposal costs.

This year the inventory is not as large, but administrators hope people will again check it out through Hurley Auctions, and run up the numbers.

The stock includes printers, film projectors, TVs, audio-visual equipment, desks, filing cabinets, chairs, recreational equipment and more.

“These things are outdated and materials that they can’t use in the classroom any more,” said business manager Jolinda Wilson.

Bids are already being taken, and people may preview items from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. Bidding will conclude Aug. 11, and pick up is Aug. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Most of the items are at the middle school, 370 S. Ridge Ave. Furniture is at the elementary school, 500 E. Leitersburg St.