MOUNT VERNON — The second Repair Café for 2019 is coming up Saturday May 18 at St. Paul’s Episcopal church hall basement (corner of East High and Gay streets) from 1-3:30 p.m. It’s free.

The last event was in February and there were so many people bringing in repairs that volunteers could barely keep up. Among the items worked on were lamps, a DVD player, mixer, food processor, vacuum, 2 computers, luggage, wooden chair, sewing, electric scooter, and a tricycle.

The Repair Café concept is really taking off worldwide, with Cincinnati among the cities getting one soon. The international website is

The categories we work on are: electrical, wooden, bicycles, computers, and sewing. Don’t be shy! If you have some things gathering dust in a corner at home that you think could be repaired, bring them by.

So mark your calendar and give Repair Café organizer Mark Tillack a call if you have questions. Flyers are available if your group would like to spread them around.

Like our Facebook page, Repair Café of Knox County Ohio, to stay informed.

Also, if you like to tinker and repair things, the Repair Café needs more volunteers. It’s loads of fun and loads of satisfaction getting things fixed. Call Tillack to get on the list. Even if you can only help out once in a while, that’s OK.

For more information on the Repair Café, contact Tillack at 330-377-4387 or


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