Yard sale proceeds shared with animal rescue groups

Accepting checks from the Jersey Girls of Smith Mountain Lake on July 31 were Judy Zeimer of Barncat Buddies (left), Anita Scott of Franklin County Humane Society (third from left), Jo Anne Miller of Brook Hill Farm (sixth from left), Danny Torrence of All-American Mutt Rescue (fourth from right) and Pat Greier of Bedford Humane Society (right). The Jersey Girls include Fran Strumph (from left), Mary Calpin, Jo Ann Droge, Ellen Kuder, Debbie McComas-LeQuear, Bonny Harris, Barb Simino and Nancy Sturman, vice president.

The Jersey Girls of Smith Mountain Lake distributed proceeds from the group’s third annual yard sale to five animal rescue organizations on July 31 at Booker T. Washington National Monument.

All-American Mutt Rescue, Barncat Buddies, Bedford Humane Society, Brook Hill Farm and Franklin County Humane Society received $2,400 each from the group.

This year’s sale, which was moved indoors to the McKelvey Community Center in Eastlake from its normal spot near Westlake Corner, raised the most ever for the rescue organizations.