Trunk/tailgate sale planned in Midway

The Kettle River Museum is putting on a truck/tailgate sale for May 17th - which is also the official 2014 season opening of the museum.

After your spring yard sales, what do you do with leftover items? Or maybe you didn’t have enough items for a yard sale.

Here is a solution to your dilemma. Load them in your trunk or your truck and bring them to the Kettle River Museum Trunk and Tailgate Sale.

Some of you have heard of the “boot” sales common to the English countryside on summer weekends. The Kettle River Museum Society is bringing you their own version of this, providing you with the opportunity to sell your surplus bits and pieces.

Due to the success of last year’s fun event, a second Trunk and Tailgate Sale is planned for Saturday, May 17 on the grounds of the Kettle River Museum in Midway.

Simply load your surplus goods into your trunk or into your truck or van and come and participate in the sale. Spots are limited so you will need to reserve a parking spot, for a fee of $5, ahead of time—phone Steve Stewart at 250-449- 2467.

Set-up for the sale will commence at 8.30 a.m. with the sale starting at 9 a.m.

This is a way of focusing a large group of people in one place to recycle still useful but unwanted items that previously may have been thrown away. This is a practical way of diverting goods from landfills.

This day will also celebrate the official 2014 season opening of the museum. As well as free access to the museum, a bake sale, and free cake, coffee and juice will be available.

If you haven’t paid a visit to the museum in a while, come along and see our new exhibits, and our newly renovated caboose.

Steve Stewart,