New thrift shop opens Nov. 26 |

New thrift shop opens Nov. 26

Staff reports

Start Christmas shopping off in style at the classy new Thrift Shop sponsored by the Family Support Council.

The shop will open Nov. 26, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional first day of the holiday shopping season.

“Come and join us and see what quality items you can purchase for great bargains,” said Family Support Council Director Karen Edwards. “Remember, many treasures can be found at an affordable price. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make someone smile.”

Valley residents have given their time to help open the store.

“We have been very pleased with the number of individuals who have volunteered to help us organize and get ready for business,” Edwards said.

The shop is located at 1224 Pep Circle. Shoppers should turn left between Job’s Peak Veterinary Hospital and Central Systems Electric off Highway 395 South.

The shop will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Thrift Shop Manager Serena Kvam said she is ecstatic with the support and the wonderful donations the shop has received. So many donations have arrived, she said, that she is asking people to wait until Nov. 29 to drop off new items so that she may have time to get organized for the opening.

Beginning Nov. 29, donations will be accepted 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the days of operation. Receipts will be given to everyone who donates.

“We will not just be selling clothing items,” Edwards said, “but also books, toys, furniture, kitchen wares, small working appliances and arts and crafts. We hope to have a computer and tool area also. Customers can find clothing for work as well as party clothes in our boutique area.”

Items to be donated should be clean and in good condition.

“We cannot accept any furniture or small appliances that are broken,” Edwards said. “We do not have the staff or volunteers who can repair broken items.”

Items that are broken will have to be taken to the dump, and Edwards said the dump fees would eat into the store’s profits. Proceeds will be used for programs and the domestic violence shelter fund.

The Thrift Shop’s telephone number is 783-8869.