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June 4, 2014 9:00 am

Clean Sweep, a ‘garage sale on a massive scale,’ returns to L-A on June 14

Clean Sweep, a ‘garage sale on a massive scale,’ returns to L-A on June 14

A garage sale on a massive scale, Bates presents its annual Clean Sweep on June 14.

Friday

June 1, 2012 2:48 pm

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s ‘garage sale,’ returns for 12th year

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s ‘garage sale,’ returns for 12th year

The June 16 Clean Sweep is a “garage sale” on a massive scale that benefits the environment, community organizations and countless satisfied shoppers.

Monday

June 6, 2011 4:43 pm

Clean Sweep, Bates' mighty 'garage sale,' slated for June 18

A “garage sale” on a massive scale that benefits the environment, community organizations and countless satisfied shoppers, Bates College’s Clean Sweep returns for the 11th year at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Wednesday

August 4, 2010 12:08 pm

Bates Clean Sweep raises nearly $16,000 for local nonprofits

The 10th annual Clean Sweep, Bates College’s “garage sale” of appliances, furniture, electronics and other goods donated by departing students, raised nearly $16,000 in proceeds that will be divided among 14 local nonprofit organizations. A community tradition, the June 19 sale drew crowds of enthusiastic bargain-hunters to Bates’ Underhill Area. “More than 100 volunteers from 14 local nonprofit organizations put in more than 1,000 hours of collecting, sorting, cleaning, organizing and pricing an arena full of items,” says Julie Rosenbach, event organizer and the college’s sustainability coordinator.

Thursday

June 3, 2010 3:40 pm

A department store among garage sales, Clean Sweep turns 10

The 10th edition of Clean Sweep, the supersized “garage sale” at Bates College that benefits the environment, community organizations and scores of satisfied shoppers, starts at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Thursday

July 2, 2009 1:03 pm

Clean Sweep sets record, raising more than $21,000 for local nonprofits

Bates’ ninth annual Clean Sweep, a “garage sale” of usable goods donated by departing students that was held June 20, raised a record $21,400 in proceeds that will be divided among local nonprofit organizations.

Tuesday

June 16, 2009 3:21 pm

Bates' ninth annual Clean Sweep benefits environment, nonprofits

Bates College’s ninth annual Clean Sweep sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the college’s Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.

Tuesday

June 10, 2008 11:05 am

Eighth annual Clean Sweep sale benefits environment, local nonprofits

Bates’ eighth annual Clean Sweep sale takes place this year from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the college’s Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St. The sale is open to the public.

Thursday

June 28, 2007 11:58 am

Clean Sweep cleans up: Sale proceeds are nearly double last year's

The seventh annual Clean Sweep, the Bates College “garage sale” of appliances, furnishings, electronics and other goods donated by departing students, raised some $17,648 in proceeds that were divided among 18 local school and nonprofit organizations.

Friday

June 8, 2007 11:41 am

Environment, local nonprofits to benefit from June 16 Clean Sweep sale

Clean Sweep, Bates College’s seventh annual “garage sale” of electronics, furnishings, bikes, toys and other goods donated by departing students, takes place Saturday, June 16, at the college’s Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St.