Yard sale a success
Published 12:40 am Monday, March 3, 2003
By By James Crawford
Despite a cold, dreary morning, the folks from Tiny Town Day Care were in good spirits and having fun at their Relay for Life yard sale on Saturday at Tom Byrne Park on Lindberg Avenue.
The event was Tiny Town's first foree into the Relay for Life fundraiser as a whole but its director and other workers are seasoned volunteers.
"This is the first year we've done this as Tiny Town but I've participated before and really enjoyed it," said Laura Vogel, director of Tiny Town.
Despite the rain Vogel said the group had good response in the early hours and planned to stick it out until their time was up.
Vogel and her group have affectionately named thier Relay Team the Bahama Mama's.
According to Vogel, the merchandise that's left over will be sold to a lady who buys and sells items through a flea market.
"It's a Relay for Life event so we'll take that money and donated it to the cause," said Vogel.
"We had a lot of good response this morning. Poarch Creek was here but they packed up and left when it started raining," said Vogel.
Relay for Life is the chief annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and constitutes a majority of the donations the organizations received throughout the year.
The ACS uses the donations to fund programs that benefit cancer patients and cancer recovery patients.
"I have family who have cancer and I've seen what it does to them and thier families. The Relay is for a good cause," said Lorraine Stuckey, who is in her seventh year of volunteering with the Relay for Life event in various groups.
Tiny Town won't finish its contribution when they leave the park on Saturday.
They have asked their children to try to fill up 35 millimeter film canisters with quarter they recieve for doing good deeds or from donations.
"I think once they're full, it adds up to seven dollars or so," said Stuckey
"I just hope everyone comes out to see the walk and participate."