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On Saturday, bargain shoppers dished out just a few bucks and walked away with a car full of stuff at the Canfield Fairgrounds.
However, the deep discounts weren’t the only reason people showed up.
Patty Diloreto of Poland was on the hunt for deals, and cashed in on the savings right away. She made three trips to the car.
“And one trip to the bank to get some cash,” said Diloreto.
She’s looking for things to furnish her retirement villa.
“I was picturing the empty walls that I have, freshly painted last summer, and I’m thinking I know where I can put it, so I’m just visualizing my house as I’m walking through all the booths,” said Diloreto.
When she finds something she likes, she’s willing to barter, and so are the vendors.
“If you look at it and pick it up, you don’t like my price, we’ll take your price and you can take it home,” said Lynn Ritchie of North Jackson.
Ritchie’s booth has a little bit of everything. He wants to get rid of it, but it’s not the only reason he paid $25 to set up shop.
“I like to support the Junior Fair because my kids all went through 4H, I have grandchildren in 4H,” said Ritchie.
Saturday’s trunk sale is a fundraiser for the Junior Fair with the proceeds going to advisory board.
“Which helps to buy all the supplies we need for Junior Fair Board, anything like signs, pens, pencils,” said the trunk sale’s organizer, Sam Barnhouse.
This is the first time for the trunk sale and organizers want to make it an annual event, something vendors support.
“I wanted to support the Junior Fair Board,” added Sandy Rega of Youngstown. “My grandson, William, is an advisor for the Junior Fair Board.”
Shoppers noted that coming to sales like this is an adventure for them, and the savings really add up compared to what they would pay at a big box store.
“Oh, probably at least 50 percent more,” said Diloreto. “I spent less than $100, and I probably would have spent probably five times that.”