There seems to be uncertainty with the former Iowa Wesleyan contents. While there were online auctions for many of the valuables left, there are still contents inside the buildings that need gone.
Rachel Lindeen with the Mt. Pleasant Chamber spoke to KILJ on Wednesday and provided an update. Everything that did not sell during the auction will be available for the community to take home. We are told that there are mainly school supplies, such as filing cabinets and desks, that are up for grabs.
This so called “community day” is actually split between Thursday September 7th, and Friday September 8th. If you would like to partake, certain buildings will be open starting at 10am and they will close shop at 4pm each day.
Of course, there are rules to this great opportunity. You are not allowed to take anything that is attached to a wall. So leave your power tools at home as you will not be taking home a souvenir that requires a drill. There will be some heavy filing cabinets and other items that may require a dolly, and you are more than welcome to bring one. A wagon can be used, or anything that will help relieve some physical stress on your body.
Look out for the signs on Broadway St in Mt. Pleasant as there will be arrows that will direct you. Not every building will be open for “treasure hunting”, so ensure that you are in the correct spot by checking with the signs.
It has been confirmed that three buildings will be open on Thursday and Friday for this community day, so please do not attempt to get into the other buildings around campus. George B McKibbin Residence Hall, Hershey Hall, and Sheaffer-Trieschmann (ST) Residence Hall, will all be open. Staging will be at ST and there will be a liability form for everyone to fill out if they are partaking in the event. You can park in the parking lots around campus.
Rachel Lindeen believes this is a great way to say thank you to the community, as the former college moves out. Grab yourself a dolly and head to the Iowa Wesleyan properties Thursday and Friday for your chance to bolster your home.