Donate ski equipment
To the Editor:
The Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale is just about a month away. This year it will be held at the Gould Academy Field House on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a range of alpine, snowboarding and Nordic equipment from which to choose. Ski shops from around Northern New England will be there to sell skis, snowboards, boots, poles, helmets and other skiing accessories. There will also be a section for used equipment sold by local skiers. This is where we need your help. Having affordable equipment in good condition is an important part of making skiing accessible to more people in the community. We would really like to grow this section of the ski sale.
If you have gently used equipment you would like to sell, you have a couple of options for getting it ready to sell in the ski sale. The first option is to bring it to the Telstar Ski Shed, behind the gym at Telstar, on three different Saturday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. The three Saturdays are Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19. Tags will be available there. The second option is to pick up sale tags at the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce or at True North Adventureware. You can get up to four tags free and then every tag after the fourth is 25 cents. You put the price you would like for the item on the tag and bring it to the Gould Field House starting at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. You may also get tags at the ski sale that Friday, but the cost is 50 cents per tag. The equipment is subject to a consignment fee. On Saturday, if used equipment has not been sold, it will be marked down 50 percent. If you would not like your equipment sold for less on Saturday, you must pick it up by 9 p.m. on Friday night.
We hope to see you at the sale in October. It is a great way to see friends, find new equipment and celebrate the start of a new ski season! Proceeds from the sale will go to supporting Bethel Outing Club whose mission is to promote Nordic skiing and family oriented activities in the outdoors. The BOC helps to provide ski equipment to cross country ski programs in the local schools and free or low cost coaching to youth and adults in the area. Details about the sale, the club and membership are available at www.bethelouting.org or www.facebook.com/betheloutingclub.
The Bethel Outing Club