Manhattan Holds Sixth Annual Furniture Amnesty Day

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - City Park in Manhattan was packed with furniture Friday afternoon.

Hundreds of Manhattan residents made their way downtown to drop off or pick up paraphernalia at the sixth Furniture Amnesty Day.

Over the years the event’s turnout has continued to grow, with 50 volunteers on hand to keep things flowing throughout the day.

"It really builds community," said Program Coordinator Mackenzie Mong. "And so as a student I love being able to come out here and to not only interact the with community, but to understand the community here in Manhattan beyond students, beyond the university. Kind of get out of that university bubble."

This year’s Furniture Amnesty Day’s impacted more than 550 households and 1,000 individuals.