Bargain hunters should have no problem digging up unique items during the third annual West Virginia University Blue and Gold Mine Sale being held from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 19, at Milan Puskar Stadium.

During the event, items donated by WVU students will be sold during a huge yard sale to benefit the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. The event has raised $18,000 over the past two years.

Items for sale will include furniture, clothing, housewares, books, sporting goods and electronics.

Collections for the event will begin April 30 and continue through May 6 at multiple locations, including all WVU residence halls, the WVU Student Recreation Center, Area 81 parking lot, Chateau Royale, in front of Summit Hall, and near the Daily Athenaeum building on Prospect Street.

WVU students that are preparing to move or leave campus for the summer months are asked to donate salvageable items they might normally throw away. The items are collected by WVU s Facilities Management unit, taken to the stadium and sorted, priced and prepared for the sale by United Way volunteers.

Items that are not sold during the stadium event will be donated to the Wadestown Community Resource Center.

This is one of the finest recycling events on campus,said Barbara Angeletti, WVU recycling coordinator.Items from the students are offered for sale, and then the leftover items are collected and made available to a population in a rural settingso virtually nothing is land filled.

Admission for the event between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. is $3, but after 8:30 a.m. admission is free.