Waldo County Triad’s Annual public sale returns to lift funds for seniors


BELFAST — Waldo County Triad’s annual public sale is ready to return, Sept. 9, on the Tarratine Corridor  constructing, at 153 Major Avenue in Belfast. The occasion was not held in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic. Viewing of the objects up for public sale will start at 5 p.m. and the public sale will begin at 5:45 p.m. 

“The public sale acts as a fundraiser for Waldo County Triad, a bunch that works to assist senior residents reside of their properties for so long as potential,” Waldo County Sheriff Jeff Trafton defined. 

This yr’s public sale options a wide selection of things up for grabs, together with a donated canoe, roughly 50-60 present playing cards donated by native companies. This yr there’ll even be a pet up for public sale, although Trafton notes that the successful bid can be seemed into to make sure it is going to be a great residence for the pup. 

Animals aren’t an unusual merchandise at Triad auctions; chickens and geese up for public sale in earlier years. 

There may also be furnishings, jewellery, artwork, a 50/50 raffle, and meals concessions.

Moore Septic has at all times donated a certificates, Trafton stated, for a free septic tank pumping.

“We additionally get a great deal of gravel, antiques, and there may be often an urn that’s donated by one of many native funeral properties,” he stated.

What’s Triad?

“For these individuals who don’t know quite a bit about Triad, [it’s] a company made up of three components: one is senior residents volunteers, second are our social-agency served people, and the third a part of it’s legislation enforcement businesses. 

“Our function is to assist senior residents really feel secure and safe of their properties, and we attempt to do applications that assist them keep of their properties longer, earlier than they’ve to maneuver onto a nursing residence, or have to depart their properties and dwell with relations. That’s the aim of Triad,” Trafton stated.  

Companies provided by the group embody the Pleasant Caller program, the place a senior can join a wellness test ought to they be unreachable. Seniors collaborating in this system have a set time they’re imagined to name in to Waldo County Dispatch, and in the event that they fail to make the decision, a dispatcher will name them. If they’re nonetheless unable to make contact, a deputy can be dispatched to conduct a wellness test on the senior’s place of residence. 

A part of the cash raised goes “to carbon monoxide detectors and fireplace detectors, we give these away free and they’re fairly dear,” Trafton stated.  “Reflective indicators and markings, [are erected] to assist legislation enforcement discover them if the necessity arises,” he stated. Trafton stated the group tries very exhausting to make sure they’ll help senior and not using a want for fee. 

“We additionally do a senior day celebration each June, on the Tarratine Corridor, the place we honor seniors and we now have a giant barbeque lunch, and social providers businesses arrange cubicles to get data out to seniors, Trafton stated.  

Methods to donate

For anybody serious about donating objects for the public sale, Trafton stated: “individuals can donate by contacting me proper right here on the sheriff’s workplace, at 338-6786 and we [can] make preparations to select up the merchandise, or they’ll drop it off right here on the SO. We do have a set tax deductible certificates, so if [someone] donates one thing that has worth, they’ll use it within the charitable deductions on their taxes.”

For extra data, name Waldo County Triad at 866-426-7555.

Erica Thoms might be reached at information@penbaypilot.com



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