COOPERS MILLS — The Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual benefit auction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the fire station on Main Street.

The auction inventory includes tools, power equipment, furniture, wood stoves, building materials, lawn and garden items, appliances, sporting goods, toys, books, firewood, antiques, and many new items, as well as a host of gift certificates donated by local merchants. Of particular interest in this year’s inventory is a GMC utility truck, formerly part of the department’s fleet. The event also will include a food sale, bake sale and 50-50 raffle.

Proceeds from the annual auction will fund the department’s annual capital, operating and maintenance expenses. All proceeds are used to support public safety in the village of Coopers Mills and its neighboring communities.

As an independently incorporated organization, the Coopers Mills Volunteer Fire Department raises its own funds required to purchase and sustain its fire station and apparatus in support of its mission.

The department is now soliciting donated items for the auction. No items are too large or too small, and the department is willing to pick up any donations within a 15-mile radius of Coopers Mills. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

To arrange pickup, or for other donation questions, contact either Norman Best at 215-6600 or Jeff Read at 458-3459.

For more information about the event, contact Auction Chairman Brian Huntley at 620-4786.