By Darren Lum
Finding that special treasure (to you) is just a little more than a week away and a few kilometres out of Minden at the Royal Canadian Legion, located on Highway 35.
The annual tradition known as the Junk in the Trunk is back after the pandemic health measures put a hold on in-person events.
Characterized as a flea market, the event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 and promises to provide opportunities for sellers to make some money by selling their disused items and for yard sale aficionados an opportunity to find the figurative diamond in the rough.
The Legion’s ways and means officer Fred Hartlen said the variety of items for sale at these events, which goes back several years, runs the gamut.
“Everything. You name it. Whatever is at a garage sale is there, basically. There’s actually some good stuff. Couple of years there were some really good stuff. And, actually, we were one of the ones selling a bunch of brand new stuff … but whatever you see at a regular garage sale. A lot of junk and a few treasures,” he said.
Hartlen adds there’s been brand new convection ovens sold (still in the original box) at a previous Junk in the Trunk, including some things destined for the landfill.
Prices for items can range from as little as a dollar up to a $100.
Food will be available to purchase on the day, which will be breakfast and lunch items. In the past they served egg, bacon and cheese wraps for breakfast and burgers at lunch.
Cost per space is $20. Space is limited to the Legion’s parking lot. Contact the Legion at 286-4451 to register your place for your vehicle.