City of Attleboro puts on massive yard sale
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- The city of Attleboro is looking to bring in some money with a one-of-a-kind garage sale.
The city is literally opening its garage, putting pieces of history on the chopping block. And that means buyers have the chance to buy some unusual items.
The engine still runs, and the lights still work on an old fire truck the town is auctioning off.
State and federal regulations forced the Attleboro Fire Department to retire an Engine six months ago. And now, it's for sale.
“We're big on tradition and anytime you have truck as long as you do, you’re always sad to see go,” said Jacob Springs, Attleboro Fire Department.
The fire engine is one of 11 items Attleboro is auctioning off.
“By city ordinance, we’re supposed to have a yard sale and sell these things, not just dispose of them,” said Carol Brown, Attleboro purchasing assistant.
There's an Impala with 135,000 miles.
“Jeeps beyond repair, a sander, it’s in poor condition, it’s rotted,” said Carol Brown.
Other items the town is selling are an old school bus and a bucket truck.
“The bucket doesn't work but the truck does work. Just items that we’ve used as much as we can and we’re just ready to get rid of them,” Brown said.
Old and broken; stuff Carol brown says most folks just buy for the parts.
But for firefighters, they're a bit more sentimental.
“Traditions like having the open cab. It’s something they say we can’t really have anymore,” said Springs.
But with the help of their union who's planning to put in a bid, they hope the engine will to continue its valiant service.
“Purchase the truck and donate it to Guatemala,” said Springs.
If interested in any of the items, people can pick up bid packets from the city. The bid is due Oct. 3.