Junk Street to provide hidden "treasures" on streets of Hastings

HASTINGS, Neb. - (KSNB) You can call it up-cycle, re-cycle or even re-purpose, but for many people it's finding that just right piece of "junk" that is now a treasure.

The 5th annual Junk Street will take over part of downtown Hastings Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vendors will be set up on Denver Avenue between 1st Street and 3rd Street, as well as the parking lot behind City Hall, which is also located right along Denver Avenue.

Tammy Orthman of the Downtown Association says Junk Street taps into a popular trend in home and office decor.

"If you watch a lot of the HGTV shows," said Orthman, "they go into re-discovering antiques and what to do with them, and make them more current and things that might fit into the decor."

In addition to vendors of antiques and more, they will be food vendors in the area as well. Also, the Eagles club will be serving burgers and brats.

Visitors will also be given a map of businesses downtown, highlighting the many of them that will be offering "Junk Deals" throughout the day.