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6.2 MORE THAN THE USUAL 90% OFF; EVEN THRIFT SHORES HAVE REGULAR SALES; CUT AND REDUCE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXPENSES.
By Sharon Mills
There are two thrift shops in our area that I especially like. One benefits the humane society and the other is run by a church group. The retired gentleman who works in the church shop told me the other day that all of the money the shop takes in goes to charities in this county. It helped fund 12 organizations this year, giving $9,000 to Meals on Wheels, for example.
The Humane Society has only one sale a year, at Christmas, but has uniformly low prices. For example, all dresses, whether K-Mart brand or Donna Karan, cost $1.00, and all shirts, tops and blouses, whether holey T-shirts or silk evening wear, cost 50 cents. The ladies who work there put aside toys, Christmas decorations, gift items and what they deem better clothes for their Christmas sale. Theirs runs for three days, and they put out new items each day.
Like the other shop, the church thrift shop has a huge Christmas sale for which it has been saving "like new" stuff all year. Instead of just adding this merchandise to what's left from the half price sale, the workers empty the showroom and re-fill it, wheeling out new racks of clothes and tables of appliances, nick nacks, jewelry and gift items. Last Christmas I bought my daughter a wall rack to hang her surf board from.