Piedmont Academy holds Grandparents' Bazaar and Flea Market

Piedmont Academy doesn't only want parents involved in their students' lives; it also wants grandparents involved.

To help, the school started its Grandparents' Club five years ago.

The club's purpose is to work to help their grandchildren and the school. The major money-making project each year has been The Grandparents' Bazaar and Flea Market, which was held at the end of October.

The school said this year's event was the largest and most profitable to date.

The bazaar featured several different stores.

The Country Store includes new items, used items and antiques, while the Used Toy Store also had new and used toys. Toys that are not sold each year go to a ministry for needy children.

The Bake Shop had cakes, pies and cookies, and the Goodie Shop, which was new this year, included cookies, brownies, divinity, other candies, soft drinks and coffee.

The Christmas Shop had wreaths, figurines, ornaments and other holiday decor, and the Piedmont Academy Used Shirt Shop had gently worn uniform shirts at a discounted price. It also had shirts for grandparents.

The Used Book Store had hundreds of books for all to enjoy, while the Silent Auction had antiques, collectibles, art and baskets with themes made up by grandparents.

The club appreciates support from the community and is looking forward to seeing them again at next year's bigger and better sale.

Those who would like to make a donation to the club, should contact Gayle Marsh at 706-468-8696.