Monday, October 29, 2007

Band Benefit Yard Sale

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.


kayla said...

I found a couple of really great buys myself. Glad that the rain held off. It feels like it has been raining continually since then. We may have to turn our double-wides into arks before it is over.

~Heather~ said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. If anyone should understand pregnancy nausea...YOU should! Bless your heart, I hear that you got deathly sick with all of yours. I've been VERY sick this week, but hoping that since I'm nearly 3 months, maybe this will pass in a couple more weeks or so.

Sorry about your little son not being able to eat pecans. But, I'm soooo glad that y'all were able to discover what he couldn't have! Scary!

I enjoyed your post about the yard sale! It looks like a lot of work, but a lot of fun. SO GLAD that God held off the rain!! God is awesome!

Love, Heather =)

Ronda said...

I enjoyed seeing pictures of your day...It looked like a great success and I absolutely believe that God cares about such requests...He is so good! Looks like you all put in alot of hard work...I am sure that everyone appreciates your time and effort!

Sayler Family Blog said...

Sherilyn, it looks like you've got yourself one dedicated, hard-working man! What a lot of time and effort - it looks like it was a huge success:) And isn't God good! It's always those prayers that God doesn't have to answer, but chooses to just to show us He cares, that encourage my heart the most. What a loving, Heavenly Father we serve!