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Hundreds hunt for treasure at Antigo garage sales


Forgotten trinkets became new found treasure to some in Antigo.

The city hosted its annual city-wide garage sale on Saturday.

Dozens of homes and organizations filled lawns and driveways with items.

Hundreds of bargains shoppers and collectors flocked to the area to sift through piles of books and tables of trinkets.

"Somebody was here earlier and got five bags of clothes for like $50," said Chrissy Simmons, a garage sale host.

Shoppers say garage sales are all about one thing.

"The hunt," said Tim Fultz of Elcho. "We're always keeping an open mind and you never know what you're going to come across."

Fultz says he found another item to add to his collection.

"I found this little dog and I collect figurines and little stuffed animals of dogs," said Fultz.

From stuffed animals to golf clubs and even wedding dresses, people say they're bound to find something that catches their eye, even if they're here to sell.

"I even spent $20 here," said Dean Blazek, a garage sale host. "I would have spent more, but my wife wouldn't let me buy a few things."

Sellers say they enjoy hosting the sales every year.

Some say they can raise as much as $1000.

"They can get things cheaper than what you would buy them for and if we're not going to use them," said Simmons. "I'd just hate to throw them away."

People say they enjoy city-wide sale. Many say they return year after year.

"They go house to house people make the rounds and people come from even outside the city," said Blazek. "It generates a nice amount of people coming into the community."

The city-wide sale is only one day, but some garages sales will continue on Sunday.

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