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October 23, 2012
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Second-hand store opens in downtown Gardnerville

New Gardnerville residents Charlie and Susie Berger have opened a second-hand store downtown called The Loop.“We moved here to help our parents in ministry,” Susie Berger said in a press release. “We love Gardnerville. It’s an awesome family atmosphere.”The family relocated from Roseville, Calif., about three months ago. Berger has experience in sales and ran an eBay store full-time for about three years. The Loop offers used namebrand clothes and collectibles for men, women and children, including Hollister, Burton, 7 For All Mankind, BCBG, and Rachel Roy.“In moving to Gardnerville we realized that people would have to travel to be able to buy most brand names of clothes,” Berger said. “Through our resources around California we have been able to bring in a great selection of clothes and more. Our items are gently used or new but in great condition and in current fashion.”The Loop is located at 1507 Highway 395, Suite A, Gardnerville. For more information, call 790-7845.Smith’s supports breast cancer fight with $10,000 donation In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores is donating $10,000 to support the American Cancer Society’s Quality of Life program in Reno. The donation is a result of Smith’s Giving Hope a Hand in-store marketing program which helps to fight breast cancer by supporting research projects; funding mammograms and educational outreach; and assisting women who are undergoing treatments with critical needs. Customers’ purchases of 1,600 products with specially marked pink tags in Kroger stores across the country raised $3 million for local breast cancer initiatives, of which Smith’s donated a total of $160,000 to local breast cancer causes throughout its seven states of operation.“Smith’s is pleased to support the American Cancer Society’s Quality of Life program bringing needed nutrition, wigs and prostheses to women who otherwise would not be able to afford these important personal care needs,” said Marsha Gilford, Smith’s vice president of public affairs. Smith’s is a division of Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, and operates 133 stores in seven western states. Smith’s charitable giving, in partnership with 15,600 associates, generous customers and suppliers, totaled $9.5 million in cash and food products to local organizations in 2011. For more information, visit

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