It could have been mistaken for a Black Friday doorbuster: 150 people lined up outside of MaineGeneral before the doors open, trying to be the first to get a good deal. Everything had to go: from the filing cabinets, to the kitchen sink.
Since the Alfond Center for Health opened in November, there has been floors of old equipment and furniture sitting in the old hospital building on East Chestnut Street. The hospital staff decided to try and sell it, and invited the public in for two days this weekend. By Saturday afternoon, only ten percent of the items remained. It was such a successful sale, that the hospital decided to cancel the Sunday sale, and donate what was left to local charities.