Jackson County Schools is hosting a surplus sale this Saturday at 8 a.m.
Mayor Randy Heady said that the school plans on selling chairs and desks that had been sitting in storage and the county will sell the historic courtroom benches. He said that the sale will be cash or check only.
“You’ll have to take your merchandise,” Heady said. “That’s going to be real important to know that. We’re not going to be able to store anything you’ll be buying them right off the trailer as far as our benches go and the schools the same way. You’ll be responsible for that.”
Heady said that when it comes to the county needing to sell items, he wants the community to be aware that it must be done through an auction of this nature, no matter the item’s worth.
Heady said that while surplus sales of this nature might not make a ton of money for the county, his biggest hope is that people who purchase items from the sale will appreciate their meaning.
“I would like to see these benches go to homes that really want them,” Heady said. “For the history piece and to have a piece of the Jackson County courthouse from way back when and own that. I personally am hoping I can buy a couple of those and put them on my porch.”
Heady said that the sale will be at the Board of Education and starts at 8 a.m. He said there is no current starting price for any of the items.