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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 AM



Seems like I just finished the July article and now we’re heading into the last week of August. The big Lincoln Highway garage sales are over, the Allen County Fair is coming to a close and the Van Wert Fair will soon start. The kids have done well with their projects at the fair. Kudos to all of them for all their hard work and dedication, and good luck to those who await the Van Wert Fair. Our Vice President of the Board of Directors Louise Sroufe did well with her flower projects at the fair, too. Her hydrangias garnered her two first places, a second and a third place and really made her smile — and us, too! Congratulations to everyone on your accomplishments!

Speaking of accomplishments, volunteers have managed to get through the mountains of items that came through the drop-off window after the big garage sales were over with — no easy task. We are so appreciative of all of the donations because everything that’s donated helps us to help those in our community. We have been very blessed by all the generous people who donated. We do ask one big favor, however. When donating, please have your items in bags or boxes at the very least. Loose clothing and items just thrown into the drop off make it extremely difficult for our volunteers to wade through everything and pick items up one by one and carry them out to the sorting and folding tables. It takes so much extra effort and time to pick up all those loose items. We’re always in need of large bags, so it helps two-fold to have those items in bags.

The Board of Directors is planning a Volunteer Appreciation dinner for Sept. 29. Volunteers who will attend are asked to see Becky or Barb or one of the directors to sign an attendance sheet and get the rest of the details for the event. We have great people who have volunteered countless hours over many, many years and we want those volunteers to know just how much they are appreciated. We want all of the volunteers to know just how much we appreciate their dedication to this Christian organization whose mission is helping the needy. There are really no words to express our sincere thanks to all of you. Our Lord and Savior served us and to be Christ-like, we’re instructed to serve as well. These volunteers are great, dedicated and sometimes seemingly thankless servers, but as a board, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

I was talking to a lady this week in the store and she said that we would probably be getting a new customer on Saturday because she told another lady about the Delphos store and how nice and clean it was, not to mention all the very nice items that can be found. The other lady was thrilled to hear it and proclaimed that she’d be here when the doors opened on Saturday. Word of mouth is great advertising. You may be surprised at the treasures you might find. Make plans to stop in. On my way out, I picked up the cutest little toy for my grandson (grandma can’t have too many toys you know) and I found another vase for 75 cents that I know is more than $20 on the Internet. Bargains like these await in every department.

The fall and winter items are out and you should see all the nice coats and sweaters. It’s time to start thinking about that dreaded colder weather. I hate to be the bearer of that bad news. The selection is great right now, so be sure to stop in.

If you would like to be a volunteer, we would love to have your help. Please stop in or call the shop at 419-692-2942. Sometimes people who really need help are reluctant to ask for assistance. If you know someone who is in need, please urge them to call us for an appointment. Our mission is to help.


Until the next time, that’s this month’s report.

Last Updated on Friday, August 23, 2013 11:38 PM

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