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Several attended the Chamber of Commerce luncheon that took place today at the Edmonson County Public Library, which was was sponsored by St. John’s Thrift Store. BBQ sandwiches, and an assortment of sides and beverages were served at today's lunch. During a presentation, Father Tony Bickett, of St. John’s Catholic Church shared images showing improvements that have been made to the store and food pantry.
St. John’s thrift store is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00am – 2:45pm, and donations can be dropped off anytime. The store is open to the public and has everything from clothing and housewares to movies, ranging in price from five cents to a quarter. Books can also be purchased and are priced two for five cents.
Since the store opened in November of 2014, approximately $23,000 dollars has been given back to the community of Edmonson County. In addition to the store, St. John’s started a food pantry in May of 2016. This pantry is open three days a week and is open to anyone who needs food.
After the presentation, door prizes were awarded and store manager Barbara Fitzhugh made closing statements thanking Father Tony for seeing the vision of the store and pantry, and for all the support they have been shown by people in Edmonson County.
“I think this was a great success and I thank everyone for coming out, especially Rhonda from the Chamber for helping put this together” said Barbara.
Volunteers are always welcome at the store, and according to St. John's, even coming just once a week makes a difference.