"It's been real busy, a lot of stuff going out," said Mark Casey of the Vt. Department of Buildings and General Services.
It's stuff that's no longer needed at the Waterbury Office complex thanks to Tropical Storm Irene. When the complex was wiped out by Irene in August, it meant closing many of the offices. That left truckloads of stuff.
"I am looking for bookcases and rugs, fans, white boards, dry erase boards," said Randy Leavitt of the Sharon Academy.
This state tag sale was open to cities, towns, schools and nonprofits. Leavitt loaded up stuff for Sharon Academy.
"I was like here for number four and all the nice chairs were gone. Two weeks ago I was number one and I got the nice chairs. I got a truckload of stuff," he said.
All free-- helping this small school save.
"It's important because our budgets are tight and we are trying to upgrade," Leavitt said.
The state is about to upgrade as well. It will spend millions of dollars on new furniture. Much of it will go to Montpelier, where a number of new workers will be relocated.
The next step in Waterbury will involve the public. On Aug. 4, anyone can try to find a bargain.
"The stuff for the public will be really cheap," Casey said. "We will have desks for 20 bucks. Most of the office supplies we are giving away, just like we are giving away today," Casey said.
And like any tag sale, the early bird wins.
"Get here early and get in line early," Casey advised.
Again, the public can get bargains Aug. 4 at the Waterbury Office Complex. The state continues to put out new material.
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