Our annual yard, bake and lunch sale will be held on Saturday at our church and it is in conjunction with the entire town. How it works is that everyone wanting to participate, sets up and registers to have their name added to the list. People purchase the sheet on the day of the sale, managed by a town representative, or shop owner, which places your name or organization alphabetically on the sheet. Then you go from place to place, utilizing the sheet, until mid-afternoon.
Today, I spent most of the afternoon transplanting pots to seasonal plants, colorful mums and getting the church grounds ready for fall events. Every season has its own special look. We will ad a scarecrow and pumpkins here and there, and then foliage planters indoors with spicy scented candles. I usually bake many apple and pumpkin desserts. And unlike summer bake sales, we reintroduce fudge and chocolate goodies.
Every year I drag out this poem, which was found many years ago on the computer signed anonomous. It gets quite a few comments, and makes one think. Wednesday a group of us will begin to go through the donated items, price and sort. It is a lot of hard work, but also a fun day where we get to meet new and old friends, raise a few dollars, share thoughts and ideas and make some people smile. There's something for everyone!
Here's the poem:
"It's up to you
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring
One smile begins a friendship
One handclasp lifts a soul
One star can guide a ship at sea
One word can frame the goal
One vote can change a nation
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness
One laugh will conquer gloom
One step must start each journey
One word must start each prayer
One hope will raise our spirits
One touch can show you care
One voice can speak with wisdom
One heart can know what's true
One life can make the difference
You see, It's Up To You!"
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