Cooleemee Uniting Behind a Good Neighbor – Benefit Bake Sale and Raffle for Dean McSwain on Saturday, March 16th!

Dean McSwain and his grandbabies

When a neighbor is in need, the community of Cooleemee comes together to help and they have arranged a bake sale and raffle on Saturday, March 16th beginning at 9 am in the Cooleemee Shopping Center parking lot to benefit their own Dean McSwain.

Late last month, Dean McSwain, the sole mechanic at Village Auto Center on Highway 801 in Cooleemee, fell and suffered a concussion that has put him out of commission, with double vision and other discomforts that are taking a toll on his life and his family.  Dean has helped almost everyone in town over the decades he worked as the sole mechanic at Village Auto.  When money was tight, Dean found ways to work with his neighbors.  When someone was in need, Dean was always ready to help.  As honest as the day is long, Dean was someone everybody in town knew they could trust and count on.  Rich, poor, old or young, Dean was always there to help!  According to Judy Webb, “Dean has always been a helping to hand to anyone on town that had a need.  In all my years in Cooleemee I’ve heard nothing but praise and thankfulness for Dean and I’m glad to hear the community coming together to help someone in need!  I’m so thankful to be working with Hellen Daywalt, Arlene Anderson, Jessica Almond, Jeanie Taylor and many others to put this benefit together. Well, it’s our turn now!

Bake, Donate & Buy
There are several ways you can help.  First, bake one of those favorite dishes or desserts to donate to the bake sale.  If you aren’t a baker, search for something to donate for a raffle.  But most of all, come out and join us on Saturday, March 16th to buy something or even just to make a donation!

To donate baked goods or raffle items, or for more information, please contact Judy Webb at (336) 284-2758 or Town Commissioner Jessica Almond at (336) 284-6070.