Sunday, April 26, 2009

Morris Yard Sale Dodges the Rain and Sets a Record

We feared it would be a weatherly repeat of last year's sale with sleet and possibly snow. But the yard sale-ing gods pushed the bad weather south of Morris and we had a beautiful day.

Thanks to wonderful publicity from the Morris Sun Tribune, we set a new record, raising $2,483 in sales and donations. There are so many ways to break this money down into the services it will provide to the children, but I like to think of it as two mommies to the children for an entire year.

As usual, Sam's House owes a large debt of gratitude to many, many people who contributed to the sale's success through time, money, donations, word-of-mouth, and, most importantly, labor, lots of labor.

Here's a big kiss from Sandeep for all of you...

Dick and Judy Bluth
Therese Buchmiller and Lori Koshork
Laura and Steve Burks
Jim and Adele Cotter
Rebecca Dean and Joe Beaver
Mike and Jen Cihak (Cihak Tent Rentals*)
Pieranna Garavaso and Lory Lemke
Becca Gercken
Jenn and Troy Goodnough
Paul and Sandy Grove
Tim and Kristin Grove
Terri Hawkinson
Skip Hesse
Angela Hodgson and Matt Rutten
Jo Johnson
Chrissy Kolaya and Brook Miller
Pareena and Todd Lawrence
Johanna and Jason Majerus
Argie and Lisa Manolis
Anne and Steve Noonan
Sara and Quinn O'Reilly
Carol and Larry Perkins
Pam and Brad Perkins
Heather Peters and Kevin Stefanek
Michael Peterson
Ruth and Irwin Rothchild
Gwen and Steve Rudney
Jeanne Sammelson and Peter Lund
Sharon Severance
Dennis and Cheryl Stewart
Clare Strand
James Wojtaszek
Peter and Timna Wyckoff

The porch store was busy all day.

Jo Johnson's beanie baby collection lives on, but may only have a few years left.

Just to be safe, we put up a tent, thanks to Mike Cihak. Fortunately we didn't need it, but it was still nice to have.

Dennis Stewart (tent entrance, in green coat) enjoys a muffaletta sandwich.

Taking the Batcar for test drive.

The Wyckoff girls making their fourth sale in a row.

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