ABERDEEN, Ohio — Items from an aging school and various police equipment will be going up for sale in Aberdeen this weekend.
The village of Aberdeen and the Aberdeen Police Department are planning an auction for Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
According to Village Council Member Billie Eitel, several items will be available for purchase by the village residents.
Among the items mentioned, many came from the old Aberdeen-Huntington School which was built in 1939, Eitel said. Everything from oak boards off of bleachers to black boards, along with sets of lockers, desks and basketball goals from the gymnasium will be up for auction.
Due to the age of the Aberdeen-Huntington school, the building is scheduled for a demolition project.
“Unfortunately, we have to tear it down,” Eitel said. “It’s in rough shape.”
Eitel also mentioned there were several citizens of the village who were once students at the old school, and may be interested in attending the auction to acquire some keepsakes.
The auction will also offer property for those interested. Lots 36 and 43 on High Street, which currently belong to the village of Aberdeen, will also be on the auction block.
Judy Alles, mayor’s court clerk, listed some items that the police department will auction off which includes a 2007 black and white Ford Crown Victoria, with the police package, and some exercise equipment. A number of handguns will also be up for sale, though Alles said she was unsure what kinds of handguns will be available.
The auction will be held at the site if the Aberdeen-Huntington school. All of the funds raised from the auction will be contributed to the village of Aberdeen’s general fund.