SIDNEY —Ferguson Construction Company will be hosting its 6th Annual Touch-a-Truck and Garage Sale on Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m.-noon. The event, organized by long-time Ferguson employee and Sidney-native, Kathy Marsh, originally began in 2014 as a garage sale and has now expanded into a family-friendly community event. All proceeds benefit the Shelby County Relay for Life.
Marsh was inspired by a family member’s struggle with cancer and wanted to find a way to raise funds for the cause. “I remember walking into Mick’s office (Mick Given, Ferguson CEO) and telling him my idea, and how I hoped he and Ferguson Construction would support it. He could tell I was very passionate about it and agreed!” she recalled.
The touch-a-truck portion of the event was added in 2019 and has continued to grow through the support of local businesses, public service personnel and first responders. Various trucks and large equipment will be onsite for children and adults to explore. Hot dogs and bottled water will also be available by donation.
Ferguson is currently accepting gently-used items and household goods for the garage sale. “Everything available for purchase at the garage sale is donation only,” said Marsh. “We do not set prices on items and have found people are naturally more generous because they know all the proceeds are going to such a wonderful cause.”
This year’s event will be extra special to Marsh and the Ferguson Construction team, as they discovered she was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. “Unfortunately, cancer has affected the lives of many Ferguson teammates throughout the years,” said Ferguson Construction President, Doug Fortkamp. “Kathy has been so generous and dedicated to this event for a long time. The Ferguson team is committed to its success, as we rally around Kathy and support her on her own cancer journey.”
Ferguson Construction would like to thank Sidney Police, Sidney Fire Department, Spring Creek Concrete. ODOT, Scott’s Steel, Vandalia Rental, Mantor Auto, Milligan Construction, Shelby County Sheriff, Miami Industrial Trucks, Sidney City Schools, and Lowes for their participation. This event will take place at the Ferguson Construction Sidney office, located at 400 Canal St. The Shelby County Relay for Life event, will take place on the Shelby County courtsquare in Sidney on Aug. 5, 2022. Additional cars, trucks, equipment, vendors and supporters are welcome. Contact Kathy Marsh at 937-498-2381 for more information or visit the Ferguson Construction Facebook event page.