NewsAugust 09 2017

Not just a thrift store

Posted by Lucy

Not just a thrift store 
 
Angela Eves/lch
 
   Thrift Store and More is a valuable asset to our community. Not only do they sell gently used items, but they host and sponsor many community events and activities throughout the year. 
   Over the summer the Thrift Store and More has been making updates to the building which have included some painting and they are currently looking into replacing carpet in a couple of the rooms. New racks and display cases have been added and many of the areas have been reorganized. 
   Their annual picnic was another success this year with approximately 70 community members attending. BBQ sandwiches, chips, salads, and deserts were served during a nice summer afternoon. 
   The events sponsored this summer include the first annual Summer Art Camp, the Kennebec Youth Rodeo, 4-H trophies, and youth baseball and softball. They also paid the cost of the swimming lessons at the Presho City Pool. Over 150 area youth took lessons this summer at the pool. 
   During RASDak, the Thrift Store and More served root beer floats, treats, and drinks at the gym during the Bike Rodeo and to the arriving bikers as they came into town. 
   The annual backpack program will take place Aug. 10-12 during normal business hours. This program is designed to help with the cost of purchasing new school supplies. A large selection of school supplies are available to families with school age children at no cost to the family. They will be open during the school open house Wednesday, August 16 from 5 – 7 pm. 
   The next large event that the Thrift Store is busy preparing for is the annual Kids Shopping Day. This event allows youth ages 12 and under to Christmas shop for family members. Each child receives a $10 gift certificate to purchase items at no cost to them. Not only does it help the child shop for family members but it is a great opportunity to learn basic budgeting skills. 
   The Thrift Store is always looking for volunteers ages 16 and older that would like to help sort incoming items or help with keeping the store clean. This can be a great opportunity for high schoolers to earn community service hours, which greatly help in obtaining college scholarships. If interested in volunteering please call Lois Comp at 895-2451.  

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