Elk River will host fix-it clinic on Oct. 18

The city of Elk River, with the financial support of a Sherburne County grant, has announced it will host its first Fix-It Clinic.

Fit-It Clinics are a collaboration of governmental partners and volunteers intended to help residents with the repair of household goods such as small appliances, furniture, electronics, toys and clothing. The overreaching goal of Fix-It Clinics is to put common household items back to use instead of disposing of them in the trash.

The Fix-It Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lions Park Center at 1104 Lions Park Drive, Elk River.

Elk River received $5,204 from the Sherburne County SCORE Grant, which provides money for projects that decrease the amount of waste put into landfills. SCORE funds are received by the county through the Minnesota Solid Waste Management Tax and distributed on a per capita basis back to all 87 Minnesota counties.

Knowledgeable volunteers will be available for assistance. The event is free and open to Sherburne County residents of all ages and does not require an appointment. Participants are requested to bring any tools or supplies that might be helpful.

Volunteers are still needed.

Two more events will be held in 2015. This event is planned by the city’s Environmental Division and the Parks and Recreation Activity Center