Junk in the Trunk Sale Today
Prince George, B.C. – The spring Junk in the Trunk Sale co-hosted by REAPS and the Fraser-Fort George Regional District takes place today.
The event is held twice yearly, in the spring and fall, in the CN Centre parking lot and gives residents an opportunity to get the use of a stall for a $10 donation and sell, trade or give away items that they no longer have use for. Val Stewart at REAPS says the money raised through the stall donations goes toward paying building expenses at the organization’s yard on Gorse Street.
Those interested in getting one of the more than one hundred stalls that are available can do so right up to the start of the event at 9 o’clock this morning. Items can be set out on tables, tailgates, trailers or on the ground in those stalls from 7:30 a.m. until 9.
The Junk in the Trunk Sale runs until 1 p.m. today and any items left over can be donated to AIMHI. However, Stewart wants to emphasize that “you need to pack it in boxes or bags so that they can take it quickly. And, they don’t take furniture or any big items that can’t fit into their truck. They need to be smaller items, mostly clothes and things like that.”
She says problems with big items cropped up last fall. “Somebody left a big chair, and then someone left a big dead barbeque and there’s nothing we can do with that, we don’t have the time to clean it up. And when we clean it up we have to find a place that will take it. So we don’t take any of that (large) stuff.”
As well Stewart says “this year they want the parking lot pretty well right after, so we have to make sure we get packed up and gone as quickly after 1 o’clock as possible.”
The sale last fall raised $800 for building expenses at REAPS. Stewart says 94 people have already booked stalls for today’s event.