Fowlerville Mini Storage in Fowlerville, Michigan, is supporting a community-based garage sale that will be held on March 29. Donations for the garage sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 22 and 23 at the Fowlerville Mini Storage, 7074 Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville. Members of the community are encouraged to make donations to support the event.
This is the first year that the Fowlerville Mini Storage has participated in the garage sale. This is the third year for the garage sale. For the past two years, Nelson’s Mini Storage had donated units where items to be sold could be kept until the day of the garage sale. However, this year, all of their units were full so the Fowlerville Mini Storage agreed to store all of the items before the garage sale starts.
A local family started the garage sale in honor of their son who was accidentally killed. Almost 8 years ago in 2006, eight-year-old Maison Wilkinson was accidentally run over when a Waste Management Inc. Truck backed up over him.
Maison loved soccer and had constantly played it. Because of this love, his family decided to establish a scholarship fund. They named it the Maison Z. Wilkinson Memorial Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide a college scholarship to a male and female senior soccer player at Fowlerville High School.
In 2012, the community garage sale raised $7,000 for the two scholarships. They hope that this year they will be able to meet or beat that amount.
The community-based garage sale will be held on March 29 at the Fowlerville Junior High School at 7677 Sharpe Road in Fowlerville. A silent auction and bake sale will also be held.
The Fowlerville Junior High School’s Friends of Rachel will host the garage sale. This group was named in memory of 17-year-old Rachel Scott who was the first murder victim of the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel has been the inspiration for a nationwide school outreach program for the prevention of school violence, bullying, and teen suicide. The outreach program is called the Rachel’s Challenge. Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization that is led by Rachel’s father.
“News Brief: Donations needed for Fowlerville garage sale.” Livingston Daily; 13 March 2014.
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Rachel Scott. Wikipedia.