First ever Springfield Fix-It Fair

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KSPR) – Your chance to pump new life into old, broken items you thought belonged in the trash is this weekend. Springfield’s first ever Fix-It Fair is Saturday, March 11, 2017.

A number of groups are helping organize the event. The Springfield Tool Library, a project by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, partnered with the Springfield-Greene County Library District and the Queen City Beard and Mustache Federation to make the event possible. Amanda Stadler, with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks, said the goal of the event is to bring people together. “It basically brings together community volunteers that have fixing skills and people that have broken stuff,” said Stadler. Stadler explained how people who come to the event will learn how to fix it their item and also reduce waste. Items that can be fixed include household appliances, computers, bicycles, and clothing.

The Fair starts at 9:00 a.m. and will run until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Midtown Carnegie Library located at 397 E. Central. The goal will be to host a Fox-It Fair for the community four times throughout the year. If you have questions about the event or about a product you have that needs fixing, call 417-888-2020.