‘Yard sale’ to help mayor

February 20, 2013

The community “yard sale” to benefit Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt and his family will be Saturday at Celebration Hall on the east side of the square.

Pratt, who was self-employed, suffered a severe stroke in late December. He came home from rehab early last week, but faces a long recovery.

Volunteers spearheading the fundraiser will accept items donated for the yard sale from noon until 6 p.m. today, and then from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

According to Sara Baker, one of the organizers, items for sale will include furniture, bicycles, dishes, clothing, jewelry, linens, bedding, cameras, books and more. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A bake sale will be conducted under the marquee next to Celebration Hall, where Granbury Live used to be and where the Granbury Theatre Company is holding performances during the Opera House renovation. The performance group will be selling popcorn, Baker said, with half the proceeds going to the Pratt fund and half to support the theatre company.

Those who need someone to pick up the items they want to donate can call Tom Baker at 817-776-0708 or Bob Pannell at 817-308-7426. Tom said that pickup will take place on Friday.

Items that will be put up for bid will be set out Saturday morning.

A portion of Crockett Street in front of Celebration Hall will be closed to traffic starting at 6 p.m. Friday so that donated items can be dropped off. That portion of the street will not reopen until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Tom Baker said that there will be overnight security Friday night and, on Saturday, live music provided by the Brazos River Outlaw Society.

In addition to Tom and Sara Baker, others who have taken an active role in the yard sale benefit are Bob and Julia Pannell, Sharon Coan, Carol Lippencott, Tammy Strickland, Tommy Patterson, Doug Knippa and Suzanne Walsh-Cooley.

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