Wednesday, May 20, 2009

More Fund Raising Events

Last week I wrote about the $500 check presented to the ABC food Bank in Athol. What I failed to do, is point out that much, if not most fund raising comes from yard sales and a lot of hard work by many dedicated people. The following is the full press release sent o me by the sponsors:

ABC Food Bank in Athol representing the group’s continued commitment to the local food bank and other community needs. Last October dedicated Council volunteers canvassed the entire Bayview area in a door-to-door campaign and collected over 1200 pounds of food as well as more than $200 in cash. Various fund raising activities make these donations possible. On Saturday, May 23, 2009, during Memorial Weekend, the Community Council will host a gigantic yard sale in conjunction with the BAB Women’s Club. The two groups are asking residents to clear out their homes and garages looking for items to donate to the sale. They are accepting anything except clothing. Call 683-4027 or 683-3468 for directions to the drop off site. Pick ups can be arranged. The sale runs from 8 AM until 2 PM at the Bayview Community Center. Food will be available.

I slipped up and didn't publicize the new yard sale going on this coming Memorial Day Week-end.


Anonymous said...

Garage sale date is incorrect...Saturday is May 23rd.

Norma Jean said...


For the last four years the American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 149 has hosted a "Pay It Forward" dinner in October. Cash donations are collected as well as food for the ABC food bank. This year was our most successful monetarily, due to the very generous donation by Scenic Bay. It would be nice if those fine folks in Athol were recognized. They have given food donations through out the past four years.

Norma Jean