Brewer High School's outdoor education students are looking for donations of items they can sell in their annual fundraising yard sale.

UPDATE: This yard sale has been indefinitely postponed, due to school closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. No donations are being accepted, at this time. 

If you're like me, you're already looking around your house, thinking about spring cleaning. What stays? What goes? Well, if you have some gently used things that you want to get rid of, the outdoor education students at Brewer High School would love to add them to their yard sale. They'll take furniture, sporting equipment, household goods, clothing, toys, books, and anything else that you think someone might pay a little money for. Items can be dropped off at the school, or you can arrange to have them picked up. Either way, just call Cindy McLaughlin or Mark Savage at the high school, 989-4140, to make arrangements.

The yard sale is planned for April 4th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the outdoor education program, which offers an alternative to traditional physical education courses. OE students go hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, rafting, and other activities that appeal more to some teens than the traditional curriculum. While the students get academic credits for participating in OE, the program is not supported in the same way as other classes. That means, the budget for those many activities has to be achieved through fundraisers, like this one. If you can donate something, that's great. And whether you donate or not, be sure to stop by for some great deals on the day of the sale.

Later this spring, the OE program will also have two plant sales. I got my flowers at their sale, last year, and they were healthy and beautiful. I'll have more on that as the dates get closer.