Before you buy a new toaster to replace the one that is broken, give the Repair Cafe a try on Oct.17. We may be able to repair it. Experienced volunteers, known as “fixers,” will be on hand to repair your household goods.

On Oct. 17 at the Virginia Avenue Park Fall Festival, from 2 – 6 p.m., various experts including electricians, seamstresses, bicycle experts and more will be available at the Thelma Terry Building to help make possible repairs on an item that is brought to the event. Bring torn clothes, books, broken furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, computers and toys.

If you are not sure if your item is fixable please complete a repair ticket before the event. The repair ticket allows the fixers to determine if they can fix the item. Tools and some materials will be available.

Imagine extending the life of your items at little to no cost rather than throwing these items away. Saving used items from landfills is key to reducing our waste.

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– Submitted by Carrie Lujan, Public Information Coordinator

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