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Auction Held At Coughlin High School


(WBRE/WYOU) LUZERNE COUNTY – Hundreds of people streamed through the doors of a Luzerne County School on Saturday to look for hidden treasures.

In the basement of Coughlin High School, people crowded around the auctioneer. Everything in the shop and in the school was up for auction.

The sale comes after the Wilkes-Barre Area School District announced the closing of the 107-year old building last year. 

Students like Darien Edwards haven’t been in the building since December and are taking in the final sights this weekend. “You know, it’s kind of bittersweet. I’m glad they’re not throwing everything away, but it’s still sad to see it go” Evans says.

Winners claimed their prizes and dragged them from the building while others looked into the many nooks and crannies of Coughlin.

All money raised through the auction goes right back to the Wilkes-Barre Area School District. Junior and senior high school students at Coughlin will relocate to the Times-Leader building in Downtown Wilkes-Barre until a new school is built.

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