Town of Fayetteville gives away all desks and furniture in old school buildings

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The Town of Fayetteville put out a call to get rid of old school furniture, and the people answered.

As the town looks to redevelop the old elementary and middle schools, they wanted to get rid of the desks and other school furniture inside them.

They set up days throughout the week starting on Wednesday but they’re wrapping it up quickly as the furniture has all been given away in one day. 

“Definitely overwhelming,” Town Superintendent Matt Diederich said. “We planned to do it further through the week, and this is going to be our last time because everything’s gone. Everything’s accounted for, and we took some donations for some items but all of the student desks were free so we got all of those out of here too.” 

Many who showed up planned to use the desks for remote or virtual schooling. 

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.