Glenwood Meats owners Tom and Bal Fisher work the grill outside their Langford store during the the Westshore Sunrise Rotary Club’s garage sale and BBQ on Saturday. Proceeds from the sale will support two orphanages in Haiti. Joel Tansey/News Gazette staff

West Shore Rotary BBQ and garage sale a hit

West Shore residents donate and purchase items in support of Haitian orphanages

The generosity of the West Shore community was not lost on Carol Brown, one of the principle organizers of the Westshore Sunrise Rotary Club’s BBQ and garage sale at Glenwood Meats on Saturday.

“It certainly is a generous community,” she says while glancing around at the many shoppers rummaging through used books, toys and household items. “People are wanting to get behind it.”

‘It’ being the club’s ongoing efforts in Haiti, where it sponsors two orphanages and routinely sends club members to the poverty and natural disaster-stricken country.

Brown was also quick to point out the involvement of Glenwood Meats, which hosted the sale next to their Langford outlet.

The retired teacher used to help run an annual garage sale at Strawberry Vale Elementary, with funds also raised for Haiti, and decided that an event like Saturday’s would be a good way to help out.

Twitter: @joelgazette

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