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In June the Oakland Ruritan Club held its first Nine-Mile Sale a community yard sale along Pipers Gap Road in Carroll County. This was this first of its kind that I am aware of in the Twin County area and I am proud to say that it was a tremendous success, with approximately 30 yard sales along a nine-mile stretch.
Concessions were sold by the club at Oakland United Methodist Church, with even the church participating by having a yard sale to support its building fund.
I am writing to thank my Ruritan Club and members of the Pipers Gap community for making this event possible — especially the ones who had a yard sale.
Shoppers came from not only our area, but from other parts of the state, such as Marion and even from Statesville, Charlotte and North Carolina just to check out our community yard sale.
What pleased me more than anything is that the Pipers Gap community came together and made something happen that drew a crowd — getting people to come visit the area and appreciate the community we are very proud of.
Ruritan's mission is to "improve communities and build a better America through fellowship, goodwill and community service." The Oakland Ruritan Club is blessed to be able to organize something that was a benefit to the community we graciously serve. Hopefully, next year, we will have even a bigger one.
Gerald R. Goad
President, Oakland Ruritan Club