Discover some treasures and have some fun during North Dakota’s 18th annual 100-mile rummage sale, the Highway 21 Treasure Hunt, June 21-22.
By Staff report
The Highway 21 Treasure Hunt will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Friday and Saturday, June 21-22.
“With 100 or more rummage sales along the 100-mile route, this is the most unique rummage sale event in North Dakota,” says Luann Dart, Elgin, who coordinates the event.
The event attracts visitors from across the state and even the country. Calls have been received from those living in Washington, Iowa and Canadian provinces.
During the event, communities along Highway 21 in southwestern North Dakota host citywide rummage sales. Participating communities with sales include St. Anthony, Flasher, Carson, Heil, Elgin, New Leipzig, Mott, Regent and New England. Rural residents host sales, too, so watch for signs along the route for additional sales. Also watch for sales along Highway 6 in the St. Anthony area.
“Anyone who enjoys rummage sales will love this event,” Dart says. “It’s fun to travel the route during this unique event and discover lots of treasures.”
Listings for each community’s sales will be available at certain locations in that community, such as restaurants or gas stations, as well as on the Highway 21 Treasure Hunt Facebook page and at www.elginnorthdakota.comprior to the event.
A small group of volunteers from each community spearheads the event each year, with advertising expenses covered with donations from local, civic-minded organizations. This year, expenses were covered by the Hettinger County Job Development Authority and West River Telecommunications Cooperative.
“Hundreds of people have discovered the treasures along Highway 21 during the annual Highway 21 Treasure Hunt,” Dart says. “We encourage everyone to plan to attend the 2019 event.”
For more information, contact Luann Dart at 701-584-2172.