The Thrift Shop sponsored by Paonia United Methodist Women announces that it is open and reorganized with new items for fall. Founded in 1956, the Thrift Shop located in the alley at Third and Onarga in Paonia and provides clothing, shoes, purses, knickknacks and household items to the people in the North Fork for a nominal fee.
Currently, the Thrift Shop is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome whether hunting for bargains, looking for school clothes, shopping for antiques or just spending an afternoon shopping.
According to Paonia United Methodist Women president Peggy Szvetecz, proceeds from the Thrift Shop support the Abraham Connection (helping homeless in Delta County), Family Plus (serving hurting families), Dolphin House (a child advocacy center), as well as Paonia American Legion and Hotchkiss Methodist Church food banks.
Thrift Shop volunteers for September are Peggy Szetecz, Karen Hayden, Kathy Reich, Vivian Cheney, Alma Ayers, Linda Wright, Peggy Sharp, Jan Probert, Kitty Dobbs, Marilyn Ellenberger, Glenna Sieracki, Mary Blair, Cheryl Paulicheck and Joan Robinson. Deb Stubblefield is the Thrift Shop manager.
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