Going the extra mile
By Sherry Awe
The youth group approached the center about having a combined furniture silent auction and a garage sale. Since the furniture was already in the building that the center operates from, permission was granted by Dallam County, which owns the building, to have the combined sale at that site. By allowing this, the county was making it easier for the combined effort. The large furniture would not have to be moved again and with a combined sale there would be potential for more buyers, particularly for the furniture. The youth group offered to do the set up, run the sale, and pack up leftovers in exchange for a percentage of the furniture sales. An agreement was made how the proceeds would be split from the sale and work began.
This event shows that different entities can work together to benefit many in different ways. As the sale approached, word got out that a Dalhart woman without family had a financial need caused by some medical problems. Some friends of hers were collecting items for a sale to help her. They were willing to pick up the leftover items after DPRC and FBC Youth had their sale. Over $4,200 was raised at the combined sale alone. Great appreciation goes to the Capital Farm Credit and all the individuals who donated items for the sale and also to the First Baptist Youth Group for all their work. They could have had a sale on their own and kept all the proceeds, but they were willing to go the extra mile and help contribute to a cause beyond themselves. Way to go teens!