(This is a message from Babette and Art Markey of the BMFPD Auxiliary)
I want to thank each of you for your help in making the 2011 Garage Sale such a huge success. How huge? As they say on the newscast teasers “stay tuned”. The annual Garage Sale is extremely important for the Auxiliary in its support of the Fire Protection District.
As always, 2011 Garage Sale was a superb example of lots of good people working together in a great cause. It was great for me to work again (after missing most of last year) with my “old” garage sale friends as well as folks who volunteered this year for the first time. Also, it was fantastic to see so many folks who are new to the community jump in with both feet on helping with this major fund-raiser for our volunteer fire department. A special thanks to the folks who don’t even live in our fire district yet came to help and worked hard on the sale. The terrific turnout in support from fire fighters and third arm was also invaluable.
Now a brief summary of where we are at this moment: gross income to date $16,720 plus $801 still to come for the Sea-Doo =$17,521. That’s a new record by itself. And we still have some jewelry, artwork, and clothes out on consignment plus a few items we held back to sell on EBay. So we have a shot at hitting $18,000!!!!!!!! That would be stupendous. Everyone of you, reach around and give yourself a pat on the back since I can’t do it in person.
Big thank you's to those of you who donated, to you who shopped and an especially big thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it happen.
Remember, it’s never too early to start thinking about your donations for the 2012 Garage Sale.
Many thanks for all the hard work,
Babette (and Art) Markey
(For those of you with long memories, that’s Aunt Tique and Uncle Junk)