Fort Valley to hold public auction Saturday

efarlow@macon.comJune 24, 2013 

Fort Valley will have a public auction on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting until the last item is sold, according to a news release from Mayor John Stumbo.

Former police cars, a piano, jewelry and golf clubs are among the items to be sold, the news release stated. The city is donating the old police cars, and some businesses and Fort Valley residents are donating other items.

Stumbo said proceeds from the auction and from the Fort Valley Dog Wagon, a hot dog and refreshments stand owned by the city, will go toward the Festival Park Improvement Fund.

A second entrance and a bandstand are some of the things the city hopes to add to the park.

“We hope to raise ($10,000) or $15,000,” said Stumbo.

In the past, proceeds from auctions have been used to renovate downtown Fort Valley. Some proceeds from the auction will go toward converting the Sureco building on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive into a covered pavilion where events such as reunions can take place.

The auction will be at the Sureco building, across the street from the public library at 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

“There’s going to be something for everybody at this auction,” Stumbo said.

To contact writer Emily Farlow, call 744-4225.

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