Jo Ann Payne, fundraising chairperson, said volunteers started out with three trailer loads of yard sale items and sold all bit a half a load. As for the plants, they were a sell out!
Said Mrs. Payne, “They have come at us hard and heavy this morning. They were standing here trying to help the men delivering flowers take them off of the truck. Tommy Loder sold flowers for an hour from his truck! So far everything is going real well! We will stay until it is sold or when people quit coming. Last year we got a lot of traffic on the way back from Trade Day at Collinsville, also the Master Gardeners have a show in Gadsden this weekend, so we get the traffic coming back from there too for the flowers. We planned it that way on purpose.”
Some of this year’s plant selections, Mrs. Payne said, included hanging baskets, patio pots and containers, bedding plants, vegetables, tomato and pepper plants, lilies and more.
“We sold some stuff!” said Mrs. Payne. “We would like to thank everyone who donated items for the yard sale, all the volunteers who helped move the items. We want to thank David Johnson with Bama Green, Centre Flower Mart, Tommy Loder with Loder’s Plant Farm for their help and assistance in making the event such a success.”
Cherokee County Humane Society’s next fundraiser is The Second Annual Golf Tournament scheduled for June 18 at Cherokee County Country Club.
“Freedom Ford will provide a Ford Ranger for someone who gets a hole-in-one,” said Mrs. Payne. “We will have some other big prizes on some of the holes and we will have some cash prizes as well.”
Those who would like more information about the Cherokee Humane Society or fundraising events may call Mrs. Payne at (256)779-3845