Reality show visits local man

Published 06/10 2013 04:19PM

Updated 06/11 2013 03:54PM

GIBSON CITY -- Stars of a big name TV show found hidden treasure in a small, Central Illinois home. The History Channel's "American Pickers" made a stop at Ray Leisure's Place.

He's been stockpiling all kinds of things ever since he was 12, and now has quite the collection. But he never thought so many cameras would take notice.

Leisure expressed his surprise saying, "I just can't get over what it's done, how they picked me out of everyone."

Leisure is planing on having a viewing party when his episode airs at 8 pm Monday evening. It will re-air at midnight, as well as Wednesday at 7 pm.

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