OK I am gloating, bragging or whatever you want to call it, but this week our church is having its annual “RUMMAGE SALE”
No big deal there.
But here is the big deal. My 12 year old daughter asked our parish priest if she could organize a youth bake sale at the rummage sale and then donate the money to the church. This was completely my daughter’s idea.
The rummage sale started today at 6am and ends on Saturday afternoon. My 12 year old called her classmates, organized the kids & their mothers to bake a LOT of treats, all of which were to be sold in “50-cent” size packages/plates, asked each family to donate 1 case of bottled water, and then set up a work schedule for the kids to work the sales table.
There is no food or drink at the Rummage Sale and it is HOT outside. So if shoppers or workers are thirsty or hungry they have 1 place to go . . . the kids table.
My daughter was there with one of her friends at 5:45am today to get started. By 11am they sold roughly $60 worth of goods and were in danger of running out. Fortunately one of the “afternoon shift” workers showed up early with her mom and a whole load of baked goods to re-stock the table.
Tomorrow they are going to bring a crock pot and sell HOT DOGS and potato chips for $1.00 The biggest worry is that all the baked goods will sell out by tomorrow afternoon and she will not have anything to sell Friday & Saturday . . . and that my wife will be spending a lot more time baking in the kitchen to prevent that from happening!!!**
**** I know I’m not supposed to be bragging, **
but darn I’m smiling ear to ear as I type this.
Who would have thought that 12 year old kids
could pull off something like this?