Lyndonville UM Church celebrates opening of new thrift store

Provided photos: Volunteers from the Lyndonville United Methodist Church cut the ribbon opening their new thrift shop Saturday in the basement of the church. From left are Alexis Gonzalez, Rebecca Strickland, Pastor Olga Gonzalez, Ruth Hedges, Anne Perry, Laura Campbell, DeAnn Diermeyer, Laura Bradley and Wayne Barry.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 31 March 2019 at 5:01 pm

LYNDONVILLE – The grand opening of Hope Resales, a community thrift shop in the Lyndonville United Methodist Church was a huge success, according to Ruth Hedges, who came up with the idea and led efforts to get the shop organized.

“People have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic and generous with donations,” Hedges said Saturday night.

More than 110 people came to the grand opening to browse through a large selection of clothing, household items, toys, jewelry and linens.

Donations are still needed and may be dropped off at the entryway on the south side of the church. The door to Hope Resales is on the north side of the church at 102 North Main St.

Pastor Olga Gonzalez makes a final check of merchandise in the new thrift shop which opened Saturday at the Lyndonville United Methodist Church.

The thrift store particularly needs infant and children’s clothing and practical household items, Hedges said. They cannot accept books, televisions, computers, monitors, cribs, car seats, VHS and cassette tapes, typewriters or furniture.

Hope Resales will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

“We will follow that schedule for the first month and see if that fits the needs of the community,” Hedges said.

They will be closed Good Friday and the Saturday before Easter.

Anyone with questions or wishing more information may call the church at (585) 765-0045 or cell phone (585) 866-9133.

A large display of jewelry is among the many items for sale at Hope Resales, the new thrift shop which opened Saturday in the United Methodist Church of Lyndonville.

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