Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fundraising for the Mound Bayou Project

 The students held a bake sale/garage sale this morning to raise funds for our work in Mound Bayou and the Taborian Hospital renovation.  Glenn and I set up in the chilly 6 a.m. air and pretty much had all the clothes hung by the time the others began to straggle in between 7 and 8.  It is probably a sign of the economic times that more clothes were sold than anything, and all the Ole Miss clothing was among the first to go.
 It was fairly windy, and we were in the shade, so it was not the most pleasant of days to be outdoors in the early morning, but we made the best of it, rotating in and out of the sun, and keeping moving.  We consumed a few of the cupcakes, too, and that generated a little heat. :)
 Several of our students made the trip over from Tupelo area to help out; I admire their dedication to the program and the service learning projects that we undertake in our communities.
One of the students organized a penny-drop at her church since she could not attend today.  A small but dedicated group of workers showed up, and a few more baked items for the bake sale.  Kind of like real life:  The workers are few, and the need is great.

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