Hunt for treasure


SECURITY guarded the gates of the Pialba school last night in order to keep the treasure safe.

Trash and treasure that is.

Rob Moore, organiser of today’s Hervey Bay State High School Swap Meet, is expecting hundreds of bargain hunters to be waiting with baited breath from 6am for gates to be thrown open to 120 stalls, with many boasting an abundance of hard-to-find goodies.

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

“You don’t know what’s on offer until you get there ... but there will be stuff they don’t make anymore,” Mr Moore said.

“Car enthusiasts love it because there are mud guards, windscreens and the finer parts you can’t get from a shop. Especially when you’re restoring an older vehicle.”

A display by the Wide Bay Hot Rod Club and Maryborough District Antique Motor Club will be sure to leave car buffs in awe and other shoppers can browse through quality antiques and collectables, bric-a-brac, clothes and plant stalls.

“There will be hot rod parts for sale as well,” Mr Moore said.

A top line-up of activities for the kiddies will keep them entertained including the popular temporary tattoo stall and cold drinks and hot food will be available from the canteen.

Admission is $2 and gates open from 6am to 4pm.



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