The Blount Chamber and Chamber Foundation hosted a garage sale on Oct. 22 to benefit 10 area non-profit organizations.
The crowds turned out - early and at a steady pace, said Tammi Ford, executive vice president for communications for the Blount County Chamber Partnership. “I think it was a good crowd. We had vendors indoors and out at Everett Gym. I thought the crowds were good all day,” she said. “People started arriving at 6:30 and we opened at 7 a.m.”
Items for sale include clothing, housewares, holiday decorations, pet items, tools and tool box, lawn mower, shelving, bicycles, cabinets, tables, concession equipment, home and office furniture, games, knick-knacks and baked goods.
Participating organizations included: Parks and Recreation Commission, Wilderwood Service Dogs, Blount County Community Action Agency, March of Dimes, Smoky Mountains Explorers 4-H Club, Birth to Three, Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation and New Hope, Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center.
“I think it went fine for the first time we ever pulled something like that off,” said Ford. “Anytime you can bring non-profits together and increase awareness and generate funds for their organization, it is good.”