Shop is closed until further notice
Due to the Thrift Shop being closed by the virus, we cannot accept donations. We hope to return to normal operations in September.
The first thing I’d like to do is thank Jackie Winnie from the bottom of my heart and the soles of my feet for her many years of dedicated service. Jackie, you have kept us informed on many happenings in the Thrift Shop. Again, thank you, Jackie and, Jackie, don’t forget those antique chairs.
The air conditioner mystery is a mystery no longer. Apparently, at a meeting of our executive group (that I missed), it was brought up as new business and after discussion, they all voted to set the project in motion. I worked last Saturday 10 – 12 and seeing a large display shelf above the linens and craft books, was told, “That’s for the air conditioner that’s going to be installed.”
Wow! Was our “thank you” dinner for our volunteers a success! 44 people arrived to enjoy the delicious food that Marion’s Pie Shop catered for us. Cindy Stearns (owner of said shop) had her lovely daughter helping and the beef tenderloin was the star of the show. Dolores made a very nice presentation to Hilda R. for her years of service as an executive board member and her gift was a very impressive plaque to hang on the wall. Fellowship was lively, lots of laughter added to the festivities. We always welcome visitors to the board meetings if they are interested in our shop – we meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:15 in the Fellowship Hall.
I’ll start this month’s report about your Thrift Shop…….I had to eat “humble pie” today – not a comfortable place to be, for sure! You see in my last report to you, I said our annual volunteer “thank you” dinner was to be held in November – not so. The caterer came to my house in response to my frantic messages to reassure me that I had originally given her the correct date which is Friday, October 18th at 5:00 p.m. in our fellowship hall.
Last month, I went on and on talking about how our Executive Committee works; it was mentioned to me that it’s really nostalgic to remember those days. It all seemed so simple then. Shortly after you read that, we had our “regular” meeting and nothing about it seemed simple!
“What is so rare as a day in June?” Didn’t Shakespeare say that? Well, it’s only the end of May as I write this and after 28 days of rain in April, I’m appreciating a rare, sunny day! I really don’t like to discuss weather – what can you do about it, anyway? But, the sun surely makes a difference.
No “good news, bad news” this month, it’s all good news! First: Just heard that Judy T. had back surgery in Maryland and was up and walking around the same day! Amazing, the advances made in surgical procedures. Judy and Barry will be “home” in mid-May, we pray. They are both so active in the life of our church – he with financial stuff and she in the Thrift Shop on Fridays.
It seems impossible that I’m writing for April! And not a snowstorm in sight. I’ve lived here long enough to know not to put the shovel away! On to brighter and lighter things……
If you haven’t had a chance to be in your thrift shop for a while, you would be surprised to see some of our recent changes. Delores has scoured the internet and various vendors in her travels and found items and ideas that benefit our shop – for instance: the round, black discs that she put on the clothing racks that tell the sizes of the garments!
Please note – February is “Heart Month”. Knowing that heart disease is the #1 killer, we should be aware of our blood pressure, weight, diet and exercise – all play a role with this disorder.