Marion County is partnering with the City of Salem and community "fixperts" to host a Repair Fair and Share Event on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Experts will be on hand to fix items and to teach you how to repair your own items.
Items to bring include jewelry, stringed instruments, textiles, small appliances, tools that need sharpening, and computers. Guests are asked to bring replacement parts to aid in the repair. The event is first come, first serve. Guests may bring one item at a time to get repaired and then bring another item after the initial repair.
Embracing "repair rather than replace," our mission is to provide community connections that not only provides free repair service, but promotes troubleshooting and waste reduction. "Our goal is to change behaviors and encourage a repair culture," explains Jessica Ramey, the organizer of the event and a waste reduction coordinator for Marion County. "Repair is good for economic development, our wallet, and also the planet."
This is the fifth Repair Fair & Share event. The Repair Fair & Share is always looking for repair volunteers, fixers, and supporters, as well as participants to help with the event. To sign up or learn more about this event, visit www.repairfair.net. For more information, contact Jessica Ramey at 503-365-3180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.