For the past few months Christina Lulich, a sophomore at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, has been busy passing out flyers and collecting donations in preparation for a community yard sale to benefit the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries held the 15th through the 17th of August. She is delighted to announce that the yard sale was an enormous success. The total amount of money raised at the event was $2,172. Christina says that $2,000 was her initial goal, but admits, “I honestly didn’t think that I would make it.” The sale consisted of items that were donated by people from all over the county, as well as a few baked goods. The items left over from the sale were donated to SMARM’s thrift store, Treasures from the Heart.
When questioned after the event had ended Christina said, “God truly blessed this sale. At the beginning of the week the forecast showed rain, but as the weekend came up the chances for showers dropped immensely. Not a single drop fell the whole weekend.”
Christina would like to personally thank everyone who helped make the event possible: the Sevier County Rescue Squad for donating the space to hold the sale, Sevier Rent-All for supplying the needed storage units, A&A Party Rentals for giving a discount on the tent, Patty Edwards for sponsoring the tent, Book Heaven for their donation of books, Randy Dennis for providing the box truck needed to transport the donated items, everyone who baked items for the bake sale, Heavenly Homes for supplying needed materials, and everyone who donated and bought items at the sale. Christina would also like to thank her parents, John and Janine Lulich. “My parents have taken a lot time off work and have dedicated many hours toward helping me prepare for the sale. I don’t know how I could have done it without them,” says Lulich.
Christina would also like to thank Samantha Greene, Courtney Rolen, Diana Kovach, Bethanie Trees, and volunteer director of SMARM Marsha Ayers for helping at the sale.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.