The Annual Garage Sale is a huge undertaking led by the Knights of Columbus and Thomas More Ladies. The amount of hours these folks give to make this happen is beyond comprehension. The ladies spend hours organizing and pricing the items while the guys do a lot of grunt work picking up items and making sure people get what they want. While it is a labor of love, it does a couple of important things for our people and our community. It provides a tremendous service of affordable items for college students and others who may have limited incomes. People are quite generous with what they donate and some really need what is available. The money raised by this sale goes to various charities designated by these groups. Some organizations that benefit include Shepherd’s Crossing, Catholic Charities, Habitat for Humanity, and many others. The parishioners that volunteer and the people that donate make this possible. An even greater benefit is the fellowship and cooperation that happen. It is not all about the sweat and exhaustion, but there is a lot of fun and laughter that happen as well. The parish community pulls together in a profound way and relationships grow even closer. This event has been going on for a long time, and it amazes me every year how much sells. Just when I thing it couldn’t be much bigger, it seems to do just that. It doesn’t seem to faze the dedicated volunteers, though, who continue to give even more. What a wonderful way for our parish to be of service to our community! Thank you to all who make it possible!
~ Dcn Wayne Talbot