Hope residents left piles of unwanted items in front of there homes for treasure hunters to take away.

Weather hampers hunt

It was wet and it was chilly, but most importantly it was free.

The inaugural Trash For Treasure event took place on a rainy Saturday in Hope as residents put unwanted items on the street for "treasure hunters" to take as they pleased.

It was wet and it was chilly, but most importantly it was free.

The inaugural Trash For Treasure event took place on a rainy Saturday in Hope as residents put unwanted items on the street for “treasure hunters” to take as they pleased.

Organized by the local chamber of commerce, the day-long program didn’t attract as many participants as expected, but it is still being called a success.

“The weather was really bad, it hampered us,” said Victor Smith, president of the Hope Chamber.

“I saw some really nice items change hands though,” he added.

Those who did participate saw items disappear quickly.

“I put a bunch of items out on the street and in eight minutes, it was all gone. They even took my sign,” said Smith.

Items which were not taken, had to be  brought back in by the homeowner.

“We didn’t want people to just leave it out there.”

Smith said visitors from as far as Abbotsford and Chilliwack drove out to check the free items.

“We will definitely do it again.”

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