Supporting more than one worthy cause

W.C. Mann

Pilot Club members Becky Richardson, Peggy Harris, and Nan Auston catch their breath during a busy morning.

CULLMAN – The Pilot Club of Cullman held their annual rummage sale at the Cullman Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday, raising funds to support numerous local charities.

Pilot International is a service organization that works to promote awareness and prevention of brain-related disorders, and to provide support to patients and their caregivers.  The local Pilot Club of Cullman provides monetary, material and volunteer support for local organizations and projects including the Pilot Light Home, the Margaret Jean Jones Center, Field of Miracles, Alzheimer's Support Group, Special Olympics, BrainMinders and Project Lifesaver.

Pilot Club representative Peggy Harris said that the rummage sale is one of several fundraising events through the year that allow the Pilots to provide their services, with proceeds distributed equally among the various charities according to needs.  Going on for over seven years, the sale takes three days to set up and is an all-hands-on-deck event for the club's approximately 50 members.  Donated goods are collected year-round, and Harris noted the help of Clint Frey of Gold Star Storage with the storage of donated goods before the sale.  This year's sale is expected to be successful, says Harris, in spite of lower than expected shopper turnout on Saturday.

And this is not all the Pilots have going on right now.  They are currently taking orders for Priester’s pecans, to be delivered in November, and they are sponsoring a raffle for two tickets to the Iron Bowl to be given away Nov. 8.  Raffle tickets are available from club members, People's Bank, Doug Doggett Jewelers and the Cullman County Museum.

Information about the Pilot Club of Cullman and the programs it supports is available on the group's website


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