Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Charity begins at . . .

An event we always enjoy participating in as a family is charity auctions. I love how our children can see first hand how a community will come together and support one of their own. Whether it's raising money for new fire equipment or helping someone with medical bills, communities helping their members is such an act of love. How else can you explain someone paying $200 for a stick of summer sausage or $400 for a pie?

I'm always amazed at the number of handmade items that are brought. Businesses donate goods and services but it's the handknit and sewn items along with goodies from the kitchens of some of the counties best cooks that really raise money.

The kids get to "help" by holding up auction items and delivering them to the new owners.

Daddy, Papaw and Unc call bids during the auctions.

It's also a great time of fellowship and socialization.

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