Who knows when the tradition started? It’s an annual event that has become a part of Monterey culture that provides excitement, camaraderie, mystery, discovery, and a little income to support Monterey activities. The first Saturday of February is a day you can count on.
First comes weeks of collection. Everybody can contribute! It’s the stuff you no longer use or need that can strike somebody else’s fancy. It all piles up and becomes merchandise! Appliances, furniture, kitchenware, clothing, lamps, books and games, and, of course, the “White Elephant” table.
Despite the rain there was a great turn out, from residents and neighbors. Then it’s all over for another year, while Monterey is and the residents are enriched in ways that cannot be calculated and will not be soon forgotten.