Hundreds of people walked through the Oxford Elementary School gym in Fairhaven for potentially the last time Saturday and left with carloads of surplus school equipment.

The town held a tag sale to get rid of the extra items before the property is eventually sold to developers.

Over the course of four hours, organizers tallied over $3,200 in sales. Considering most items were priced around $10-$20, that's a generous amount of sales.

Administrative assistant to the Fairhaven Board of Selectmen Anne O'Brien says next week's sale at rogers school could yield an even larger crowd.

"I think that the Rogers School (sale) is going to be even better attended. I don't think that we're going to make any more money than we did this week but I think it's going to be, for sentamental sake, the bigger sale," said O'Brien.

All the money from Saturday's sales will go into the town's general fund.

A variety of items were up for grabs, including desks, chairs, filing cabinets, a piano and even a walk-in freezer.

The Oxford School gym was filled with surplus equipment and supplies | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

 

The Rogers School sale will take place next Saturday, November 21, from 9am-1pm.

Fairhaven Board of Selectmen Chairman Geoff Haworth and executive secretary Jeffrey Osuch look over floor plans for the former Woods School that were found in storage | Greg Desrosiers/TSM