GM Bloggers Travel Highway 127 Yard Sale to Furnish Habitat Home

James Bell, Head of Consumer Affairs for GM from Long Beach, California, is shown during his visit to Fentress County on Friday as he and a group of other “bloggers” traveled the 127 Corridor Sale collecting items to furnish a Habitat for Humanity home for a Georgia family.  He is shown here with Steve Boutelle of WCLC Radio (left), Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Leann Smith, and Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Misty Stephens (right).

James Bell, Head of Consumer Affairs for GM from Long Beach, California, is shown during his visit to Fentress County on Friday as he and a group of other “bloggers” traveled the 127 Corridor Sale collecting items to furnish a Habitat for Humanity home for a Georgia family. He is shown here with Steve Boutelle of WCLC Radio (left), Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Leann Smith, and Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director Misty Stephens (right).

For the fourth year in a row, General Motors has joined with the Habitat for Humanity by traveling the World’s Longest Yard Sale to collect furnishings for a Habitat home.

James Bell, Head of consumer Affairs for GM from Long Beach, California paid a visit to the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce on Friday for the second straight year as he and a team of a dozen more “bloggers” traveled the nearly 700-mile 127 Corridor.

During his stop here on Friday, Bell talked about this year’s GM sponsored decorating project called “Hidden Treasures Adventure” with  the purpose being to collect items to furnish the Habitat for Humanity home for a Jonesboro, GA mother and her four children, ages 7-12.

“This is GMC’s fourth year in this and my third,” Bell said.  “When we started from the north, things were a little mushy.  When we came through the Franklin, KY area, a lot of the sites were closed because of the rain, but that hasn’t hampered our people’s enthusiasm.  In fact, our bloggers have pretty-much filled up their trucks already, which indicates that it’s been another successful year.”

“One of our bloggers found a box of old rusty padlocks and they’re going to use them in some interesting way with some design they’ve got in mind, so I’m anxious to see what they’re going to do with that.  I think this house is going to have some pretty interesting designs,” he added.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.