Repair Fair slated Sept. 18

Marion County is partnering with the City of Salem and community “fixperts” to host a Repair Fair and Share event on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. Experts will be on hand to fix items and to teach how to repair items.

Items to bring include jewelry, stringed instruments, textiles, small appliances, tools that need sharpening and computers. Guests are asked to bring replacement parts to aid in the repair. 

The event is first come, first serve. Guests can bring two items for repair. 

“Repair is good for economic development, our wallet and also the planet,” said Jessica Ramey, the organizer of the event and a waste reduction coordinator for Marion County. 

To sign up or learn more about this event, visit The fair will be held at Pringle Hall Community Center at 606 Church Street S.E. in Salem.