This Saturday, October 9, 2010, there will be a Ponchatoula estate sale to raise money for local homeless shelter Serenity House. Money raised from the estate sale will go towards paying for much needed items at Serenity House, such as paved handicapped parking and a commercial grade hood for their stove that was recently declared out of compliance with fire code by the Ponchatoula Fire Department's inspectors. Serenity House won't be able to cook their two meals a day for the home's 27 residents until the hood is replaced.
The estate sale, coordinated by the Ponchatoula First Baptist Church Busy Bees Club, will be held at the Ponchatoula Community Center (300 N Sixth St) from 8am to 4pm this Saturday. In addition to the bikes, toys, furniture, baby clothes, jewelry and other items available for sale, there will be kids games, a plant sale and a cake sale during the event.
Just like many non-profit organizations, Ponchatoula's Serenity House is struggling financially. Since this is the only homeless shelter in Tangipahoa Parish, it is the only home for its residents. Without Serenity House, they would have nowhere to go. Come to the Ponchatoula estate sale this Saturday to help raise money for the local homeless shelter. You'll have fun, be able to purchase great items and help a fantastic organization who helps the community.