Outdoor flea market, car boot sale benefits the Coon Rapids VFW

An outdoor flea market, a car boot sale and a food booth Saturday all helped to raise money for the Coon Rapids VFW Auxiliary programs.

A car boot sale was part of the Coon Rapids VFW Auxiliary fund-raiser May 19. Popular in the United Kingdom, vendors sell items from the “boot” of their car, which is called a trunk in the United States.

A car boot sale was part of the Coon Rapids VFW Auxiliary fund-raiser May 19. Popular in the United Kingdom, vendors sell items from the “boot” of their car, which is called a trunk in the United States.

The event took place on the grounds of the Coon Rapids VFW Post on Coon Rapids Boulevard.

Vendors filled the grounds to sell their wares, while a car boot sale, which is popular in the United Kingdom, was a different activity, in which vendors sell items from the “boot” of their car, commonly known as the trunk in the United States.

There was also a food booth manned by Coon Rapids VFW Auxiliary members, a psychic reading table, free spinal screenings and a booth where items for sale were a fund-raiser for breast cancer research.

In addition, the Buffalo Youth Shooting Sports organization interested in providing youth with BB gun shooter safety education sold candy bars and popcorn.

Former Coon Rapids resident Heather VanBellinger had a book signing for her book, “I’m Not Dumb, I Just Can’t Read.”

Musical entertainment was provided by John “Johntourage” Daniel, an amplified acoustic solo performer.

Proceeds from the event support the VFW Auxiliary’s veterans, community and nursing home programs.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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