The 20th annual CCFD9 Auxiliary garage sale Labor Day weekend raised just over $26,000 and will be used to upgrade equipment, provide maintenance funding and provide our firefighters with needed training equipment and materials. These donations will save lives and protect property which is the most important message we can deliver as the results of the yard sale.
Even a bit of rain didn’t slow down the yard sale shoppers as they parked and started to line up 2 hours before the cutting of the crime scene ribbon that surrounded the Lake Wenatchee Fire Station. Chief Lamar lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, talked about our great community during the past fire, and all of the support received. The ribbon was then cut and it was like “Black Friday shopping” with people running to find the treasure they had in mind. Men ran toward the outboard engines and other sporting goods and electronics, kids ran toward the toys and bikes, and others found the glassware, clothing, linens and furniture. Happy customers had the firefighters and auxiliary members help carry things to their cars, trucks and even trailers to be taken away. Others took advantage of the bake sale to pick up amazing home cooked pies, quiche, caramel corn and pastries, as the smell of fresh popcorn filled the morning air.
On Sunday, as the sale wound down, we collected the most valuable items and delivered them to the Homeless Veterans group in Wenatchee to be distributed to those in need; another great giving association.
We hope that the 2015 sale will be even bigger and better as our community continues to grow; so get it on your calendar now, Labor Day 2015…