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Upcoming events

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

GIANT YARD SALE

The House of Hope, a Division of Mission Teens, Inc., 5525 W. United States 40, Brazil, will conduct its annual Giant Yard Sale, Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m.

During the event, the organization will serve barbeque platters for $5.

For more information, call 446-1717.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department, 1200 N. and 200 W., Brazil., will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, from 4-8 p.m.

Homemade ice cream with many flavors to choose from will be available. Donations are welcome.

FOOD BANK OPEN

The Wesley Chapel Church Food Bank will be open this Saturday, from 8 a.m.-noon, for anyone needing assistance.

TENT REVIVAL

There will be an old fashion outdoor tent revival on Friday and Saturday at the Garrard Chapel Church, 7410 W. SR 46, Bowling Green.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. with services starting at 6 p.m. Come early for good seating. There will be praise and worship, youth dramas and food. Everyone young at heart is welcome to attend.

For more information on the revival please call Kristi Rick, youth director at 812-829-2428 or the church at 812-859-4244.

FISH FRY

The Poland Volunteer Fire Department will be having their annual fish fry Saturday, from 4-8 p.m., at the firehouse, 3940 Bowling Green/ Poland Road.

The department will be raffling off $300 worth of gas cards.

reunions

JOSEPH DIERDORF annual reunion will be July 20 starting at noon at the northwest corner of the Forest Park pavilion. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

BELL reunion will be Sunday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Pappy's Barbeque, 111 E. National Ave., Brazil. Bring a basket lunch, table service and drink.

MENEELY reunion will be July 20 at the Jackson Township Fire Department from noon-4 p.m., with a pitch in dinner. For more information, call 443-1100.


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Wow! Sounds like a lot of things to do this weekend. Go to a yard sale, get some ice cream, eat some fish, and then show up at some reunions claiming to be Uncle Ted to get some free food!

Seriously though, I can't let this story pass without a comment. It's in regards to the House of Hope yard sale. I will fully support nearly any organization that legitimately does what the House of Hope does. However, I will never make a donation of an item for their yard sale. The reason? The donated items sit on the parking lot for a full week after the sale (and nearly a week BEFORE the sale - they're already outside), day and night, rain and shine. At night, the dew settles on the items. If it rains, the furniture gets wet, the clothes get soaked, and then they sit in the hot sun for a few days. What happens to the unsold items? They get pitched into a BIG dumpster. That is VERY wasteful and disrespectful to me and my donation.

When my family has a yard sale, we always donate our leftover items to Goodwill. I'm not saying one cause is better than the other, but at least at Goodwill, I know my donations won't be pitched in a dumpster in a week or two.

-- Posted by Civisi on Wed, Jul 16, 2008, at 10:50 PM


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