Towns Put Items Up for Bid

July 22, 2010 Updated Sep 16, 2006 at 10:39 PM EDT

Bikes, computers, even dump trucks.

They were all up for bid at the Broome-Tioga County Auction.

The event was held at the Broome County Highway Garage off Route 12.

Here, people are bidding on several used county cars and trucks.

The auctioned items are all from local towns and villages.

The proceeds will go right back to local governments.

Last year the event raised $250,000.

Organizers are hoping to bring in $300,000 this year.

The auction's coordinator says it's a great place to find a bargain.

"There's a lot of merchandise all in one place. There's a lot of vehicles here and they have a lot of usefulness let in them, they really do," said organizer Kathy Manasse.

The event is usually held at Grippen Park in Endicott, but was moved this year because of flooding.

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