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Justin Dickie
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Town auctions off surplus equipment

AMHERST June Hoare has been nagging her husband for a fire hydrant for 40 years. Last night she had her chance to get one.

AMHERST June Hoare has been nagging her husband for a fire hydrant for 40 years. Last night she had her chance to get one.

Id like a fire hydrant to put in my flower garden, Hoare said last night at the town of Amherst public auction. I got a spot Id like to set that sucker in.

This isnt just a whim. Ive always wanted one.

Fire hydrants were one of several items available to the highest bidder at the towns public auction. Amherst has been doing this auction for more than 20 years to get rid of old equipment and to make room for the new. The Amherst Police Department also supplies many items that had been stolen and recovered or confiscated by them and left unclaimed.

Jim Legere from River Hebert has taken in the auction for the past three years, buying a bicycle for $15 and a pair of walking shoes for $20 in past auctions.

Last night he wouldnt divulge what he was most interested in other than he was just looking for a good deal. He also was interested in a fire hydrant to put in front of his house to fool people.

Usually they have something here. You might get a half decent deal, Legere said. Theres just about everything.

The money raised in the auction will go into the towns reserve funds and will eventually be used toward various services in the community. Town officials said roughly $3,000 was brought in last year and hoped theyd reach that mark again this year. Totals werent available at press time.



jdickie@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Amherst Police Department

Geographic location: AMHERST, River Hebert

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