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Summer Trunk Sales 08/30/2011

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We LOVE car trunk sales. It’s a special person who gets up unbelievably early on a bright Saturday or Sunday morning when the rest of the world is laying in bed. Car trunk sales (known as car boot sales in the U.K.) are a way of focusing a large group of people in one place to recycle still useful but unwanted domestic items that previously might have been thrown away. Car trunk sales generally take place within the summer months. Items sold can include antiques and collectables, anything in fact that the person wishes to sell, rather like a flea market. Sellers will pay a nominal fee for their pitch, and arrive with their goods in the trunk of their car, hence the name. Usually the items are then unpacked onto folding trestle tables, a blanket or tarpaulin, or the ground. Entry to the general public is usually free, although sometimes a small admission charge is made. Advertised opening times are often not strictly adhered to, and in many cases the nature of the venue itself makes it impossible to prevent keen bargain hunters from wandering in as soon as the first stallholders arrive.

Bristol Area Lions hold their car trunk sales every year in August in the parking lot of the Bristol Consolidated School, Bristol Road, New Harbor. Proceeds from pitching fees greatly help local charities and fund scholarships. Please come and join in the fun next year and tell your friends and neighbors. This is a great way to tidy up your closets, make a little pocket money and contribute back to your community.

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