The 7th Bastrop County Historical Society Community-Wide Garage & Estate Sale added sales of $37,660 to the operations of the Historical Society’s museum and visitor center, our most successful sale yet! The event was held November 2nd and 3rd at the First Baptist Church Building located at 915 Highway 71 West. A new event – Sneak Peek Boutique – was added this year and was held at the Museum on November 1st.
Over 140 donors contributed services and goods including clothing, jewelry, toys, sporting equipment, art, vintage and antique items, home goods, gardening, and furniture, until the 10,000-square foot building was bursting at the seams.
165 volunteers gave countless hours for over a month to receive, sort, price and stage donations that exceeded 10,000 items, then staffed the event during the day and a half of the sale, and finally cleaned the building of all traces for return to the First Baptist Church.
We are so very grateful to our major sponsors who played a critical role in making the event not only possible, but such a rousing success! The First Baptist Church and Dr. Raymond Edge, pastor, generously donated their building for the Historical Society’s use for the six-week period that it took to prepare for the sale, hold the event, and return the building to its original state. And hats off to Phyllis Tadlock and David McCall, our church liaisons! A special thank you goes to David Green and David Stewart of First Baptist who successfully got the trailers moved to just the spot Nancy wanted!
And, for the last three events, Bobby and Terri Harriman of Lone Star Storage donated storage space for the items that the Society has been collecting in preparation for this sale since the summer of 2017! We are indebted to you for your generous support of our community!
We also owe a debt of thanks to these folks who underwrote almost all of the 7th BCHS Garage Sale Expenses, enabling the sales proceeds to go directly to the Museum and Visitor Center’s operating expenses: Bluebonnet Electric, City of Bastrop, Barbara Clemons, Glenda & Wayne Dayton, Betty Dunkerley, Honeybee Cleaning Service, Michal Hubbard, Sharah & David Johnson, Doris & Jim Kershaw, Jennifer Leisure, Maureen Lueders, Monarch Disposal, Kaye Sapikas, Nancy & Tom Scott, Sweet Lucy Ranch, Joe Grady Tuck, Kay Wesson, ReMax Bastrop, Workant Handyman, and Jane Wright, Capitol Wright Distributing.
The Bastrop Police Department provided invaluable assistance to make this a safe weekend for everyone. That was an almost herculean task given the number of shoppers who thronged the Early Buyers Sneak Peek on Friday evening and the sale on Saturday. The crowds just kept coming, and we even extended the sale by an additional hour to accommodate the shoppers.
Thursday evening’s Sneak Peek Boutique, the new event which featured wine hors d’oeuvres, raffle ticket sales, and a silent auction was coordinated by Sharah Johnson, Debbi Goertz, and Sara Clayton. They worked with the following individuals and businesses to provide the many exciting silent auction and raffle items. Donors were:
Sneak Peek & Sneak Peek Boutique Raffle & Silent Auction Donors
Barre 612 Best Lil' Hairhouse Bluebonnet Electric Co-op Body Toners Gym Capitol-Wright Distributing Casa Chapala Wil Casey Coffee Dog Kelly Coffey Colovista Golf Cripple Creek Wayne & Glenda Dayton Gracie's Firestone Tires Kragh's Jewelry Liberty Glenn Lisa & Chris Hines Ma'Coco Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard Old Town Restaurant & Bar Piney Creek Chop House The 602 on Main Salon Lucero Schlotzsky's Sertino's Coffee Simply Sweet Soulage Southside Market Sugar Shack Tough Cookie Bakery Ulta Suzi Zelensky
Also, a great BIG shout-out to some really special folks: