Jill Curran, Supervisor of the Recycling and Resources Unit in Anoka County, leads the monthly Fix-it Clinic program in Anoka County.
The event is entirely volunteer-run and is a free event that any resident can take part in. The event has skilled fixers with backgrounds as tinkerers, mechanics, electricians and menders for all of your textile needs.
Their are a few restrictions that limit what can be fixed or looked at during these events. No items that can not be carried in easily, no items that will take an extended period of time because of the events three hour time limit.
Dave Dostal, a first time fixer at the Fix-it Clinic, was excited to bring his previous knowledge working as a mechanic to the table.
“This is my first time doing this and I’m always fixing stuff at home, neighbors or friends,” said Dave Dostal. “I was an auto mechanic for 27 years, so a lot of this carries over.”
“This is a very strong community of fixers and menders,” said Jill Curran. “I really encourage people to look on the Anoka county website for the next clinic. Make those old things like new.”
The next Fix-it Clinic event will take place at the Columbus City Hall on October 1, 2022. Their will be no Fix-it clinic for the moth of September because the event would have took place during Labor Day weekend.