Just before fall semester began, the Carrollton Civic Women’s Club welcomed the international students into our community with their annual International Student Picnic and Free Yard Sale at the Ag Center. A tradition for the past 35 years, the women prepare an amazing spread of summer picnic food, including southern staples such as watermelon, potato salad, and fried chicken. Gallery Row provided beverages and presented each student with a gift card, encouraging them to stop by their shop on the square for a latte or mug of tea. After dessert, the students were given a chance to “shop” for dorm essentials (towels, kitchen utensils, school supplies, small appliances, etc.) which had been generously donated by members of the Women’s Civic Club. This gave students the opportunity to stock up on all sorts of necessities for the upcoming semester without having to spend a dime.