WABI previews Clean Sweep Sale

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine will hold its annual Clean Sweep Sale 11 a.m.–6 p.m. May 25 and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. May 26 in Alfond Arena. Furniture, rugs, electronics, appliances, housewares, books, bedding, shoes and clothing will be among the items for sale. Items were donated by the university or students who moved out of the dorms at the end of the semester. The event is hosted by UMaine’s Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism, with all proceeds going to the Black Bear Exchange and other programs. “It has grown into a ginormous yard sale,” said Lisa Morin, coordinator of the Bodwell Center. “We have 18 residence halls and we have drop stations in every residence hall so the students can keep things that still have useful life from going into the trash. I had a group of students a couple years ago that worked with me they came up with the slogan, ‘recycle, reuse, give back,’ and that’s totally what we do.” Prices are firm on Friday, but everything must go Saturday, WABI reported.