Thousands turn trash to treasure at annual sale

June 02, 2008

Thousands of shoppers lined up in the early hours of Saturday, May 31, to partake in the seventh annual Trash to Treasure sale at Beaver Stadium. The "early bird" sale began at 7:30 a.m., with a $5 entrance fee. Admission was free beginning from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning at Gate C this year, the line extended down the entire West side of Beaver Stadium, past Gate B, and along Curtin Road. Several people began waiting in line as early as 11:30 p.m. Friday, to ensure their spot at the front, waiting out the threat of thunderstorms during the night to be first at the gate. Paul Ruskin, communications/public affairs coordinator in the Office of Physical Plant, reported that 61.3 tons of goods had been donated to this year's event. Items were priced to sell as fast as shoppers could get them, beginning at $1 for a T-shirt, and going to as much as $25 or more for premium, new-and-packaged electronics. Proceeds benefit the 39 local public service agencies funded by the Centre County United Way. For photos, visit online.

  • The annual Trash to Treasure sale was held at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. For photos, click on the image above.

    IMAGE: Andy Colwell

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated November 18, 2010