HUMC Thrift Shop
Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10-2pm
1 Church Street
East Harwich, MA 02645
Thrift Shop open Thursday through Saturday, 10 – 2pm
Another month has come and gone. It seems like we just start a month and I blink and it’s gone. It doesn’t seem possible that we only have 3 months until 2022. If I could, I’d like to slow time down a bit. I never seem to have enough time to do everything I’d like to do. But I guess I can’t do that.
Well, where has summer gone to! It doesn’t seem possible that we’re at the end of August. I would like to thank all my volunteers for the hard work they do. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have a thrift shop. Most of our volunteers are non- Church members, and I do appreciate them
Twenty-two Thrift Shop Volunteers enjoyed a picnic luncheon as a “thank you” for their dedicated and much appreciated service to the Thrift Shop over the past year (with its pandemic ups and downs).
The thrift shop is doing very well. We are planning on having a sale outside on July 1st and July 2nd as long as the weather is good. We’ll have shoes for $1 dollar , quilts all sizes for $5 dollars, shorts for $1 dollar, odd and end pieces of furniture, and maybe a few other things.
The Thrift Shop Committee shall not longer be called committee but Thrift Shop Volunteers’s Meeting. However, only Church members will be able to vote. We voted to buy a tree in memory of Thelma Bly.
The Thrift Shop is doing ok but can always use another hand or two. The shop will be closed next week for Thanksgiving but will accept donations on Monday. It’s unbelievable the amount of donations people bring to us for resale, but, of course, a lot of things are not in good enough condition for me to offer for sale in the shop. These things are transported to the disposal area.
What a year we’ve been through, and we just don’t know what’s ahead of us. The thrift shop will be saying so long to three of our volunteers before the end of the year. Betty Drewes, our treasurer, will be moving to East Providence, RI.. Her house has sold. Then Hilda Remer is also moving to be closer to her family; that will be a big loss to us as Hilda has been with us about thirty years. She keeps the book room in order and cuts up the cardboard to be recycled, and then we have John Chatham who’s moving to Plymouth with his wife Sharon so they can be with their son Michael. I wish them all well. They surely will be missed. I thank them all for their help over the years, but Who will fill their shoes?
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.