Biggest Junk in the Trunk Sale Yet
Prince George, B.C. – A nip in the air and a backdrop of colour greeted waves of hundreds of people who turned out at the CN Centre parking lot Saturday for the annual Junk in the Trunk Sale.
The event, co-hosted by REAPS and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, gives people the opportunity to clean the unused items out of their home or garage, load it up in the vehicle and sell, trade or give it away at a common location.
A $10 donation gets vendors a stall in the parking lot. Any items they don’t manage to turn over to someone else can be given to AimHi.
Val Stewart at REAPS says 94 people booked stalls and 80 showed up. That generated $800 which goes toward paying building and other expenses.
Saturday’s event was well-attended right from the start at 9 a.m. and Stewart says “it got really heavy around 11:30. It was busy, busy, busy.” In fact she believes this year’s sale was the best-attended to date.
She also says “there was a full truckload” of items that went to AimHi following the sale. “And when they do their packing up they fill it right to the ceiling, so they were full.”
Stewart says “it was just excellent and it meant a lot of things got re-cycled so they don’t end up in the landfill and that’s really a good deal.”
The Junk in the Trunk Sale is held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall.