This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rocking for Food

Underway as I write this is the Chamber of Commerce's Rock-A-Thon for Food Pantry Items. It began this evening at 5:00 p.m. and will end Tuesday the 24th at 5:00 p.m. when all but one of rockers will be auctioned off during the Tuesday night farmers' market. There will be people rocking in those chairs for the entire 24 hours in shifts. (I do not think I would care for the 3:00 a.m. shift.)
Until Tuesday at 5:00 you can bring non-perishable food items and vote for your favorite rocker.


Gene said...

While providing food for needy people is certainly laudatory, I wonder if sitting in a rocking chair is an effective 'activity' for soliciting funds. Perhaps you can follow up on the total monetary results at the end of the effort and post it here on your fine blog. Or am I just being the cynical old curmudgeon that I have been often accused of being?

Anonymous said...

The sale was amazing. I hope, too, there is followup. The rockers went for $50 to $500 each. A great fundraiser.

Dessert Survivor said...

I am sorry but I cannot follow up. I was in Indianapolis on Tuesday night so I missed the auction. But next week I should have some of the story that led to my trip to Indianapolis.