New thrift store to benefit Eagle Rock, Golden community

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On Aug. 9, the Eagle Rock Community Association (ERCA) will host a grand opening celebration at the Community Connection Thrift Store, which is located on Highway P one block south of Highway 86 in Eagle Rock. The festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Cookies and beverages will be served at the event, and all Barry County residents are invited to browse the store and meet the volunteers who helped make the community project a reality.

The ERCA Board of Directors founded the Community Connection Thrift Store to offer the community a selection of affordable used items, including a variety of clothing. Funds raised at the store will benefit the Eagle Rock Library, the Eagle Rock Red Cross Mass Care Shelter and the ERCA scholarship program.

"Our goal is to keep all the profits right here in the Eagle Rock, Mano, Golden area," said Pam Stillwell, ERCA president.

The Community Connection Thrift Store is located in the facility that formerly housed the Good Shepherd Humane Society's Doggy Store.

Around 15 community members have volunteered to serve at the store, which will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The store will be co-managed by Maralyn Miller and Jayne Jester.

ERCA will accept clean, gently used items during open hours. No appliances or mattresses will be accepted.

For more information on the Community Connection Thrift Store, to donate items or to volunteer time at the store, call 271-3700.

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