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October 11, 2012
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Manager: 'Thrift store shopping makes good economical sense'

Designer clothing, antiques and Renoir art are items usually found in a high-end department store, but Helping Hands Thrift Store in Gardnerville has all three.

"I want people to be aware that it's a nice comfortable place to come. It's not a junk shop," manager Linda Ellis said. "We have a wide range here from 25 cent books to $200 antiques."

The Industrial Way store is an extension ministry of The Carson Valley United Methodist Church, which gave $46,000 in cash and merchandise back to the community in 2011.

"This store has always maintained the philosophy that it's for the …

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