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For Your Ears Only sale set for Sept. 13-14

Tue, 09/03/2013

LAWRENCE — More than 7,500 CDs and DVDs, 7,800 vinyl albums, 300 pieces of equipment and several musical instruments will be for sale at the 11th annual For Your Ears Only event, a benefit for University of Kansas Audio-Reader.

Music lovers, vinyl record collectors or anyone simply looking to update their stereo system with quality equipment can stop by from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Building 21 of the  Douglas County Fairgrounds. Items will be sold for below-market prices.

Friday’s festivities include free food from local businesses, prizes and first choice of sale items. Advance tickets are available for $7 at Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th St. They are $10 the night of the event. Admission is free Saturday, with many items reduced to half-price after noon.

This year Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City area residents donated their instruments, LP collections and gently used audio equipment to the sale, and area record stores were also generous with excess inventory.

Musical instruments for sale include a cello, flute, clarinet, banjo, multiple guitars and two dulcimers.

Proceeds from the sale benefit Audio-Reader’s listeners, the blind, visually impaired and print-disabled. Funds help provide free reading and information services for those who cannot read for themselves.

“We are overwhelmed with an array of excellent inventory,” said Janet Campbell, executive director of Audio-Reader. “The support from the community has been incredible, allowing us to offer the public a tremendous shopping experience.”

More information is available at reader.ku.edu or by calling (800) 772-8898.



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