Everything must go due to the hospital's relocation, including file cabinets, office chairs, desks, recliners, sleeper sofas, kitchen equipment, refrigerators, ice machines, freezers, flat screen televisions, printers, clocks and paintings.
Andrea Piecuch came to the old Porter hospital "garage" sale Saturday morning on a mission. “This is what I came for,” she said, nodding to two bedside tables on rollers beside her in the checkout line.
“We have a real need for handicap equipment,” she said. “I have a paraplegic son, and my husband is diabetic and has half of his foot amputated.”
Piecuch, of Michigan City, and her 14-year-old grandson, Rog Piecuch, were among hundreds of residents who showed up early at a sale to liquidate thousands of nonmedical items from the former hospital at 814 Laporte Ave.
The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Items are being sold cash and carry only and must be removed at the time of payment.
Centurion Service Group, a medical equipment auction house, hosted the sale on behalf of Porter Hospital. All proceeds will go back to the hospital, said Eric Wilensky, vice president with Centurion.