Excess chapel equipment available for purchase

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael King, chaplaincy resource manager, and Spc. Josiah Stowe, funds technician for the Fort Campbell Religious Support Office move equipment that will be offered for sale Aug. 5 and 6 at Liberty Chapel.

The Fort Campbell Chaplains Office will sell a variety of equipment – from extra speakers and amplifiers to a piano with one broken key – to give others a chance to enjoy them while clearing out space.

The office is hosting an excess chapel equipment sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 at Liberty Chapel, 2111 Bastogne Ave. Churches will be given first selection on Aug. 5, and the remaining items will available Aug. 6 to anyone with access to post.

Prices have not been determined and vary by item. Although the market value for the goods exceeds $20,000, this will give local churches and Families a chance to get items for a fraction of their original cost.

“We are opening to Hopkinsville and Clarksville churches a day early so we can give back to both the religious communities,” said Spc. Josiah Stowe, funds technician for the Fort Campbell Religious Support Office. “These were bought with religious intentions, so it’s only fitting that they go toward that end.”

The sale also will give Families a chance to enjoy something new to them, said Staff Sgt. Evelyn Tate, offering funds manager.

“The Fort Campbell Religious Services Office wants to give back to Fort Campbell Soldiers and Families as well as to the local churches,” Tate said. “There’s still some love and life in the equipment.”

Equipment includes drum kits, soundboards, speakers, projectors, DVD and Blu Ray players, tape decks, televisions and stage equipment.

“We are selling it, because it is equipment we no longer need and we have no place to keep it,” said Chap. (Lt. Col.) Michael J. King, chaplaincy resource manager. “If someone else, a church or individual, would like to have it, this is an opportunity to purchase the items at a fraction of what they would normally cost.”

Also on Aug. 6, free non-perishable items from the chapel’s Food Closet will be available to Soldiers and their Families.

The event will be in the chapel activity center, which can be accessed at the south entrance of Liberty Chapel. Those entering through the T.C. Freeman Gate (Gate 4), should turn right on Bastogne Avenue. Liberty Chapel will be approximately one mile on the left.

Visitors who do not have a military ID must obtain a pass from the Gate 4 Visitors Center before entering the installation. A valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance are required, and visitors must submit to a background check.

At Liberty Chapel, and across post facilities, individuals must follow COVID-19 safety precautions, which requires face masks and social distancing.

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