Treasure hunters turn out for trunk sale
On Saturday, a steady stream of treasure hunters descended upon the San Marco Catholic Church parking lot for the Treasures in the Trunk event.
Seventy five spaces along with 30 tables were covered with a variety of treasures. Housewares, artwork, shells, doll clothes, jewelry, bicycles, electric scooters, furniture, and lots of clothing were among the popular items for sale.
“Today, I am looking for an electric scooter. I am used to my independence, and my back pain has taken it away; and I want my independence back,” explained long-time Marco resident Marie Senechal.
Many treasure hunters came with focused intent, others browsed the trunks in hopes of finding a special treasure.
“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure,” explained Columbiette past president Joan Pidherny.
“Many of our condos have rules against yard sales. This is an excellent way to sell unwanted items and make someone else's day. Plus, proceeds from Treasures in the Trunk all go back into the community.”
The Columbiettes also sold fresh baked goods along with selling clothing. Knights of Columbus were manning the hot dog stand.
“This is our 8th year doing Treasures in the Trunk. It's our most successful fundraiser and this is our biggest turn out to date,” explained Columbiette President Mary Cay.
Treasures in the Trunk is held twice a year (November and February).