, Newburyport, MA


April 4, 2013

Rubbish trove

Ball turns trash picking trendy and fun


“The judges pick five finalists, and (they) will come up with a trash find, and they’ll get interviewed on the trash find,” Devlin said. “The story behind the trash find is as interesting as the trash find itself, and from there, the judges reconvene, they pick the winner, they hand an envelope to the emcee, the emcee calls the winner.”

Once the winner is picked, they are escorted to a purple throne and given flowers and a trophy made out of trash. That person then becomes the King of the Trashfinder’s Ball, and everyone sings to them.

“It’s really over the top, but it’s fun, and the stories that come out of the trash finds are hysterical,” Devlin said.

A portion of the proceeds raised from the ball will benefit Change is Simple, a nonprofit in Beverly dedicated to promoting environmental and social responsibility in local communities through sustainability enrichment programs.

For more information, contact Devlin at

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