Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Volunteers Needed for James City County Repair Fair Coming in May

Williamsburg Clocks, a watch repair shop in James City County, has closed. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)
James City County is looking for volunteers for the Repair Fair in May. (WYDaily file/ Courtesy of Unsplash)

JAMES CITY COUNTY — Residents with items in need of fixing have a special event coming up geared for repairs.

The James City County (JCC) Clean County Commission is launching a Repair Fair in May in an effort to reduce what goes to the landfill.

The community-based event gives residents the opportunity to bring items that need to be fixed, such as jewelry, clothing, small appliances, bikes, toys and electronics.

The Commission is looking for local volunteers, called “Fixers,” to help repair citizens’ salvageable items.

Those with special skill, such as sewing, jewelry repair, electrical, mechanical or technological, and are willing to help other members of their community can fill out a form found here.

Selected Fixers will receive a monetary stipend. Also, tools and supplies will be available to use onsite. 

Fixers will be placed apart in a large, indoor space.

Participants, volunteers, Fixers and staff will be asked to wear a mask during the event and keep a safe distance from each other.

All items will need to be registered in advance, with pictures and a detailed description. 

For more information about the event, visit here.

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