FARMINGTON — Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold a public auction on Friday, March 16, at WG Mallett School.

Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. with homemade baked goods for sale. The auction will commence at 6, with Jeff Harris as auctioneer for the evening.

Items, big and small, certificates and vouchers from individuals and businesses will be auctioned. Items will include gift baskets, furniture, baskets, hydraulic oil, eggs, folding Adirondack chair and more. Items are still coming in.

An up-to-date auction list will be available at the USDA Service Center, 107 Park St.

Persons should preregister for a bid number by visiting the office or calling 207-778-4279.


LOVELL — A $2 a bag sale will be held Saturday through Saturday, March 17 to 24, at the Thrift Shop of the Lovell United Church of Christ, Route 5, Center Lovell.

Shop hours are 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays.

FARMINGTON — Maine’s Mega Yard Sale is being planned for Saturday, June 23, at the Farmington Fairgrounds. It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers are expecting over 500 shoppers.

Early bird registration ends Monday, April 30, and booths are assigned on a first-registered, first-served basis. Spaces can be reserved for $35 outside, or $50 inside. Registration forms can be found online at under the Events tab, or they are available at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

The event will include vendors selling personal items, handcrafted items or direct sales items. Food and water will also be sold in the fireman’s shack to benefit the shelter.


Parking is free, and with a $1 entry fee for anyone 7 years and older, visitors will be able to browse the sales and purchase snacks and beverages from food vendors. Shoppers will park inside the Fairgrounds, entering at the Maple Street entrance. Doors to the fairground will open at 8 a.m.

Maine’s Mega Yard Sale is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Franklin County Animal Shelter. The summer is a busy time of year for the shelter, so the proceeds from entrance fees and vendor registration fees will help cover the cost of spaying/neutering, vaccinating, feeding and caring for the stray cats and dogs brought to the shelter.

For more information, call 207-778-2638.

There is a need for volunteers willing to help with the event.

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