For the last several years Doyle has had a band yard sale to raise funds for a
variety of things. This event has helped buy uniforms, instruments, and new chairs. I need to tell you that this is not a thrown-together sale. When you ask this community to contribute, the response is incredible. Doyle is not content to have just a yard sale--he throws all kinds of activities in on the same day. This year we had our mega sale, car wash, bake sale, hot coffee to sip while you shop, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, and drinks, and to top it off, he added a jumping house for the kids. This takes an unbelievable amount of work to organize and make happen. He has different teams in charge of various activities. Needless to say, we are all worn out when the day is done. The clean up is the hardest part. It would not happen without so many faithful workers. He makes sure the kids are rewarded with a pizza party.
The big concern this year was the possibility of rain. We had already rescheduled once and really needed to get our stuff out of the Tabernacle. It is stored here until the sale. Because it had rained all day Friday, we did some serious praying about Saturday. Would you believe that it did not rain a drop all day? It continued to rain on Sunday.
I believe that God cares about things like yard sales and kids that are trying to raise money for their band. We are all glad it is behind us and we can move on to November's events.