Presque Isle trash and treasure sale returns

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) – One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and it’s the object of the Forum’s trash and treasure sale. But this year the treasure was in the community gathering.

Another community event that was canceled last year due to COVID, the sale of spring trash and treasures in Presque Isle returned this year. Each table is different and each has a different reason for being there. Polly Earl, Secretary of Mainely Girls raises funds to support girls in the county …

“We have a lot of stuff at our table today that has been given to us,” Earl said. “Some of our products are ours, some are brought to us by other agencies and organizations to support us, and all the money we make here today goes to Mainely Girls to support our programs. “

… and Chuck Connors drove four hours from Clinton selling gourmet foods …

“Today was stable, but yesterday was really busy,” said Connors. “We looked up and it was time to go home. “

… but the common thread this year was that everyone was just happy to be back.

“When you do something every year like three or four times a year and it is taken away from you,” Paula Thériault began, before smiling at the entire Forum building. “But it’s coming back. “

Thériault is a regular at the auction and claims that some of the 130 vendors depend on these events.

“You have all these things and ideas and when you can’t share them … a lot of people in our area is money to pay their taxes, you know the old people who knit and make things, that’s what pays their housing taxes.

And even outside of income, the sale of spring trash and treasures provided a much-needed respite from last winter’s isolation.

“It’s a good thing for the community, that people can come out after everything they’ve been through … anything the public can go out and enjoy without worrying too much, I think it’s a good one. thing, ”said Caribou participant David Stewart.

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