2017-08-11 / LifeStyles

CHAPS thanks community for event support

Saturday, August 5 was a wonderful day for The Cherokee Historical and Preservation Society (CHAPS), The Cherokee County History and Arts Museum and the community.

CHAPS held their first yard and tag sale and because of its success, hopes to be able to continue the event in the future. A steady stream of shoppers came throughout the day and were excited with their finds and the deals they received.

CHAPS would like to thank all who helped with the event:

Brenda Williams Miles – Event chair

Christopher Cline – Designer and merchandiser

Museum staff: Pam Cazel – executive director, Billy Pennington – museum curator, Tyler Brown – museum assistant, and Pat Jelacic – administrative assistant.

Executive Board Members and Committee Members: Dinah Hamrick – CHAPS President, and Dollie Blanton – Vice President

CHAPS Development Committee: Brenda Miles, Barbara Elmore, LeAnn Phillips, Kay Tanner, Pam Lester, Miles Gettys, Carla Winter, and community volunteers Ed Cazel, Nita Phillips, Gigi Hamrick, Jennie Gettys, Karen Lavender, Ed Clough, LaDonna Turner White, Edward Turner, Terry Robbins, Stephen Robbins, Laura Parker, Gary and Diane Garber, The Gaffney Ledger, Pieces From The Past, Dennis Fowler and WZZQ, Cherokee Masonry; who all gave of their time and talents separating, pricing, sales, pickup/delivery and more.

CHAPS extends gratitude and appreciation to the community donors who gave generously all of the sale items, other volunteers who worked through the process, and members of the community who came and shopped, giving support to CHAPS.

While it was a yard and tag sale fundraising event to benefit CHAPS and the museum, it was also an opportunity to benefit the community. A large portion of the donated items were sold, but all of the items that were not sold were donated back to local community charities:

Baby items were donated to The Episcopal Church of The Incarnation for their nursery and to the Pregnancy Center; clothing was donated to the Limestone Missionary Baptist Church Clothes Closet; golf clubs and related items to The Cherokee National Golf Club’s First Tee Program; and various other donations went to the Salvation Army.

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