TransitionNorthfieldMA

2019 Fix-It-Fair

           On April 27th, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm, local handy-people will gather at the Northfield Elementary School with the goal of helping townspeople fix broken items. Participants may be encouraged to learn how to repair items with some coaching, or might be given recommendations about where to take something if the repair is deemed too time-consuming or complicated to be fixed during the event. If people know that their item needs a part and brings it, the chances of it being able to be fixed are higher. Our intention is to help folks figure out how to fix their items and give those things a longer life. We strive to avoid being in competition with local businesses.

          New Englanders have a long tradition of mending, fixing, and repairing. These skills are valuable, and this event hopes to give fledgling fixers the confidence to give it a try! Many products these days are made to be thrown away, but fixing them saves resources, both money and material.

          Bring your enthusiasm, your knowledge, and whatever you’ve been holding onto, just in case it might be fixable. We’ll have stations to repair jewelry clasps, clothing in need of mending, knit items that need to be darned, toys that need a little glue, bicycles that could use a spring tune-up, furniture with a loose part, knives or tools that need sharpening, lamps that need repair, electronics that need soldering or charger cords with a loose wire… The Fix-It Fair cannot accept items under warranty, engines, or items in need of welding, or any live pets!  We can’t promise to revert something broken into “good as new,” but we’ll give our best effort to impart an extended, serviceable life to whatever you bring to the fair. 

         This event is sponsored by Transition Northfield and the Dickinson Memorial Library, with support from Kidder and Company. The Northfield PTO will have food available for sale during the event.

We hope you can join in for this fun day of community repair. 


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