REAPS Sale Draws Big Crowds
Prince George, B.C. – The Spring Junk in the Trunk sale hosted by REAPS on Saturday turned out to be a rousing success.
In fact, one of the organizers with the Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society says this sale was very close to the organization’s biggest yet. Executive Director Terri McClymont says there were 125 vendors, down just two from the record 127 who took part in last fall’s sale in the CN Centre parking lot.
REAPS runs two Junk in the Trunk events, one in the spring, the other in the fall. Those looking to get rid of stuff can rent a stall for $10, wit the money going to fund REAPS’ operations. And the sale provides another opportunity as well. Those wishing to can donate any leftover items to AiMHi.
McClymont says the $1,250 raised “goes towards our rent which is $1,200 a year. So this one goes to cover our rent and in the fall it covers our insurance, which is about twelve hundred bucks, too. There’s usually never anything left over, and this year I had to rent a truck as well. Plus there’s the cost of advertising” She says the regional district covered the cost of a port-a-potty.
But she says the effort is worth it. “It’s just great to keep it all out of the landfill and it gives everybody the opportunity to have one massive garage sale” for people who don’t have garages, such as apartment dwellers, “and just come together as a community.”
Terri also reminds residents that the organization’s plant sale is coming up on May 27th at the REAPS Compost Garden on Gorse Street.