The Kings-Kikima Grannies wish to thank the wonderful, caring Valley community, who never fail to support us in our fundraising endeavours. Because of Covid, we were unable to have our usual yard sale at the Lions Hall in June. As life gradually became easier throughout the summer we thought we would try an outside yard sale like we did 13 years ago, and for many years after, until too many sales in the rain drove us indoors to the Lions.
The idea at first was to have a ‘pop up’ sale, but it quickly took on a life of its own and by the time we had set up all that had been donated we knew that this was a full-blown sale, taking up many driveways and lawns on Chestnut Avenue.
Our Grannies and Grandothers, neighbours, and community members pitched in both setting up and selling. All Covid protocols were in place and at the end of the day we had $3,612.00. That same day, the Nowlan family around the corner on Main Street had an estate yard sale and donated the $2,000.00 they made. The combined amount will enable us to continue to send food support money to our Grandmothers, Gogos, in Kenya.
We are so grateful to all who donated to our sale. We are blessed to live in this Valley and this province. We even had a person come from Halifax with a car full of items.
We hope to have a pre-Christmas sale and silent auction on October 24, also at the Lions Hall. That will probably be our last sale until 2021, as the theatre venues we are usually at before Christmas will not be happening. We will operate the sales using all indoor Covid protocols so it will be a safe place to shop.
On behalf of the children and Gogos of Kikima, and all of us in the Kings Kikima Grannies, I say a heartfelt thank you.
Sincerely, Betsy Baillie