Trashfinder’s Ball, the movie


Ever heard of the Trashfinder’s Ball? Me neither. From what I can tell from this very local online article, it’s a party in Beverly, Mass., where people come in and present treasures found in the garbage to a panel of judges who then pick a winner and hand out prizes, all in the name of raising funds for the local bookmobile. Sounds amazing so far. From the looks of the photos on flikr, the fundraising part happens, at least in part, in the form of a raffle (which is great, beacause I have a knack for winning raffles. It’s a special talent I share with my sister). Also, some fashion-forward guests wear their trash (hello! Finally, a chance to contact the trashionistas and ask for help putting together a look the way an Oscar hopeful might call a couture designer).

Last year’s ball was such a hit the organizers are planning a second annual shindig and this time a local filmmaker will shoot it to complete a documentary already in the works. The movie will include interviews with prominent trashies as well as, presumably, local peeps talking about their dumpster diving finds, all pegged to the dramatic core of the ball itself. Let me know if you come accross any more info on this event. My new goal in life is to score an invite. You only think I’m kidding.

Photo of the judges found on flikr

7 Responses to “Trashfinder’s Ball, the movie”

  1. Sean Devlin Says:

    2nd Annual Trash Finders’ Ball Feb 21, 2009 7 PM at the American Legion 3 Judson St. Beverly, Ma. Bring your favorite trash find to be judged. Also make an outfit from re-used materials and enter the Trashion Show! Music, trash talk, junk food and more. Ten bucks at the door!

  2. Leila Darabi Says:

    Sweet. We’ll put this info in a post. Take lots of photos!

  3. Bob Says:

    Here’s a follow-up story:

  4. C Michaels Says:

    The documentary film about the Trashfinders’ Ball premiered Thursday, August 20, 2009. For more information, see

  5. aurelia nelson Says:

    The movie is great and very funny. It makes a point about community and friendship too. Some of the finds are useful and others are quirky but everyone involved has a sense of humor and an ability to look at things in a different way. I’ll make sure you get an invite next year!

  6. Leila Darabi Says:

    Please do, we’d love to attend!

  7. fashion Says:

    I was more than happy to find this web-site.I wished to thanks on your time for this wonderful read!! I positively having fun with every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you weblog post.

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