April 7-9: Annual Lawn Mower Tune-Up

CANR to host annual community push lawn mower tune-up serviceOver the last 16 years, the University of Delaware’s Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) fraternity for agriculture and the Blue Hen Racing Club have serviced more than 8,000 lawn mowers at their annual push lawn mower tune-up. Last year, the groups serviced over 500 mowers. The lawn mower tune-up will be held once again this year on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) campus with pickup on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9. The drop-off time for Friday, April 7, is 2 p.m.-8 p.m. The drop-off time for Saturday, April 8, is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The pick-up time for Saturday, April 8 is 1 p.m.-6 p.m. for the first 300 mowers taken on Friday. The pick-up time for Sunday, April 9 is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. All mowers must be picked up by 2 p.m. on Sunday. The tune-up is provided by trained students and alumni members of the clubs and includes washing the mower, an oil change, spark plug replacement, air filter cleaning and blade sharpening. Service performed is tune-up only; no repairs are performed and no riding mowers will be accepted. The cost of the tune-up is $38. Payment in the form of cash or check may be made at drop-off. Checks should be made out to Alpha Gamma Rho. Lawn mowers may be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot behind Worrilow and Townsend halls on UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus at 531 South College Ave., just north of the Fred Rust Ice Arena. For more information, contact Seth Furbush at sethfurb@udel.edu or call the AGR Fraternity at (302) 519-1768. Article by Adam Thomas This article can also be viewed on UDaily.