As the Repair Fair movement grows, so do the number of communities that host these events! On Saturday, January 12th, Dorothy Attwood with the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network (LOSN) hosted Lake Oswego’s second Repair Fair and is already planning a third for June.
The Repair Fair was held at the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, and was supported by Master Recycler volunteers, LOSN volunteers, and–of course–our fixers! Representatives from the LOSN tabled for their upcoming Annual Sustainability Celebration, and the Lake Oswego Public Library was also there promoting their upcoming Library of Things.
Despite a number of very complicated fixes, 76 of the 112 items brought in were fixed. More may have been fixed if there’d been more time. Some items brought in included: lamps, jewelry, clothing, Christmas decorations, heaters, fans, and more. They even jump started someone’s car.
Professional jewelry repairers from Trios Studio were there as well, not only seeing jewelry items brought in for repair, but cleaning and inspecting the jewelry people wore in while they waited.
“My favorite “fix” of the event was a woman who had her wedding band cleaned,” said Stacy Ludington, who was taking pictures of the event. “She’d worn it for forty years and, after it was cleaned, she could once again read her husband’s inscription on the inside.”
Dorothy Attwood is already excited for the next Lake Oswego Repair Fair, which will be June 29th at the Lake Oswego Adult Center.