Junk Jaunt celebrates 15th anniversary with antiques, quirky items
Re-posted from Nebraska.TV By Lauren Kummer
CAIRO, Neb. — Folks from all over Nebraska and even out of state came out for the last day of sales for the annual weekend of Junk Jaunt.
This year celebrated the 15th anniversary for the event with garage sales spanning 500 miles of antiques and other items from Halsey to Grand Island.
One Grand Island man says he’s been selling his items in Cairo for eight years finding the things he sells in auctions and garage sales throughout the year, and even making some of products.
He says he never quite knows what items will be popular that year because of all the people searching for different things.
“See the old saying is one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. People have treasures and it’s what they like so for them they don’t see it because they collect it. People make things. I sell oil cans and they make lights out of them so everybody is doing something different,” said Earl Hardy, a man who sells items at Junk Jaunt.
He says he usually comes with around five pick-ups full of junk and leaves with one after the weekend long event.
His shop is on High St. in Cairo where he’ll be next year as well.