It's time to Save A Buc! The bi-annual consignment sale kicks off Thursday at Beech High School.
Volunteers have stocked the gymnasium floor with nearly 20,000 quality, name brand items.
"When we first started about seven years ago, we had probably 30 to 40 consigners. Now we have grown to over 200 consigners," said Wendy Lee, BHS teacher and sale organizer.
The Save A Buc consignment sale, a play on the school's Buccaneer mascot, offers clothing, toys, accessories and décor for children, newborn to teen.
The sale has been good for the school and for Beech Elementary School teacher Debbie McCrary.
"This is bittersweet for me, yes," McCrary admitted to Nashville's News 2.
This sale was started shortly after the death of McCrary's daughter, Megan.
Megan was a star athlete and a graduate of Beech High School. She was killed by a drunk driver in 2004.
"We, of course, were devastated when we lost our daughter, but this is just such a tribute to her life and her spirit," McCrary said.
Proceeds from Save A Buc go toward the school's athletic complex that bears Megan's name on the outside. Inside, the facility offers resources for athletes and reminders of Megan, #23.
"Megan would be blown away," said McCrary. "If she were here, I'm sure she'd say, 'Mom, I really don't deserve all this attention!' But she would be blown away."
"We have people that sign up and the only reason they sign up to consign is because they knew Megan," Lee added.
Support for Megan has prompted overwhelming volunteer and community support for the sale. So much so that credit cards are now accepted; and the pre-sale, once set aside for consigners only, is now open to the public for a nominal fee.
Despite an initial contribution by the McCrary family for the athletic complex and the continued success of the consignment sale, an estimated $180,000 is still owed on the facility.
The presale for the Save A Buc consignment sale is Thursday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $5 fee for the pre-sale.
The public sale is Friday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.