Penn State Behrend to host college yard sale on May 26

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Especially if he needs skis.

The Trash to Treasure event on Saturday, May 26, at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is a gym-sized yard sale with hundreds of items – televisions, cameras, printers, bicycles, skis and suitcases – left behind by students when the semester ended. The items will be offered for sale in Erie Hall from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Erie County.

Admission is free after 9 a.m. Early-bird admission, which begins at 7:30 a.m., costs $5.

Most of the sale items were left by students who moved out of the Penn State Behrend residence halls and apartments. Other items were donated by faculty and staff.

“It’s a way to recycle, and not be wasteful, and to help the United Way,” said Brian Streeter, the director of athletics at Penn State Behrend. His staff helped sort the items this week, stacking books, lamps and a Christmas-tree stand alongside clothes, coats and an assortment of remote controls.
 

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Last Updated May 23, 2012