51: AnthroNews:Holy Land Mission Trip Fundraiser

28 09 2008

Alecia Barela
Sherry McCulloch is one busy lady. She is the Administrative Support Coordinator for both the Anthropology and the Economics Department. Undoubtedly we have all been helped by her at one time or another. So when the Anthropology Club had the opportunity to return the favor, naturally we couldn’t refuse. We learned Sherry is fundraising to attend a church trip to Israel in 2009. Her ultimate goal is to be baptized in the Jordan River.

Dr. Hank Delcore wondered how we could lend our support and show “a lasting message of thanks” to the person who has always been there to help us. After some deliberation, we decided to hold a yard sale fundraiser. The date was set for Saturday, August 9th and all proceeds would benefit Sherry’s cause.
Friday night, before the big day, the Anthro Club and Fresno State faculty joined forces and began preparations. Dr. Delcore generously loaned us the use of his lawn. He was also joined by Dr. John Pryor, Dr. James Mullooly and his family, a group of Anthro Club members, and Sherry herself in the laborious task of unloading, unpacking, and pricing mounds of donated items and posting up signs. As we continued to toil late into the night, we maintained our morale with the delicious pizza party kindly hosted by Dr. Mullooly.
We retired late, but returned early the next morning at 6am. Saturday’s core crew consisted of club members, Dr. Delcore, the Mullooly Clan, and Sherry. Antonio Avalos, Chair of the Economics Department, also came by and helped, while Dr. Walter Dodd showed his support by shopping for second-hand treasures.
The yard sale continued long into the sweltering, summer afternoon and with it came a steady flow of shoppers. Finally, at 5pm the yard sale officially came to an end and we began packing away the remainder. Although everyone was exhausted, spirits were quickly revived when we learned the sale had generated over $720 dollars! The day came to a celebratory close as the Anthro Club proudly presented Sherry with the funds.
Sherry McCulloch is happily closer to her goal, but she still has a way to go. If you would like to help Sherry’s dream come true, donations can be addressed to Sherry McCulloch in the Anthropology Department, Peters Business Building Room 385.

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