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Shelter Shoppe honors volunteers

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Photo submitted Lynne and Spence Sorlye.

The Shelter Shoppe, 290 N. Grand Mesa, Cedaredge, supporting the Surface Creek Animal Shelter, has selected Lynne and Spence Sorlye as the August, 2017 volunteers of the month.

Lynne and Spence have been long-time supporters of the Shelter Shoppe and their contributions are beyond counting but most recently, they have been creating beautiful arts and crafts items that Shelter Shoppe has been selling as part of our Krafts for Kritters Project.

Spence, a retired draftsman, is a wood working genius and turns old pieces of wood into works of art. His many creations are not only loved by all but help support the Shelter Shoppe work as well as other local charities and organizations such as the Heirlooms Foundation in Grand Junction and Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction. Spence is also one of the 'go to' guys to help with setting up events, fixing things in the Shoppe and moving whatever needs moving. He has been a huge asset to the Shelter Shoppe and volunteers are ever grateful to have his expertise.

Lynne has worked for the Shelter Shoppe for some years, serving as manager for several years before retiring and taking on regular volunteer activities. Lynne is an artist in her own right and takes many of Spence's creation and adds a classic touch that turns them into real works of art.

Lynne's guidance for all at the Shelter Shoppe has been an inspiration to continue to evolve the Shoppe into the enterprise it is today.

Lynne and Spence are busy creating crafts through the Krafts for Kritters project. The Krafts for Kritters project is designed to use the talents of all the Shoppe Volunteers to repurpose Shoppe items into treasures to relove. Many of these items are then sold through the Shoppe, as well as at Stacy's on Main, which generously donates all the profits back to the Shelter.

The next big project Lynne and Spence and the rest of the volunteers are working on is the Pumpkins, Puppies and PussyCats Dessert and Craft Sale to be held at the Stolte Shed, 388 S. Grand Mesa Drive, Cedaredge on Nov. 18. This event will see the beautiful wood working items of Spence and Lynne as well as sewing and cooking crafts donated by all the volunteers and many of the locals. There will also be vendor space available for local artists and craftsmen to make their works available.

Stop by the Shoppe when in town and meet Lynne and the other volunteers and enjoy Lynne's crafts as well as the great discounts the Shoppe offers on its merchandise.

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