Created on Saturday, 05 January 2013 Written by NATE SMITH
Business offers good deals for a good cause
ABOVE: Sue Harper, assistant manager at MCC Thrift Shop, 106 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, utilizes a pulley elevator Thursday to lift donations from the first to second floor for storage. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Kathy Lowry, left, and Sue Harper manage the MCC Thrift Shop in West Liberty, which celebrates its 30th year in 2013. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)
As another calendar year passes, a local retail fixture remains, offering good deals for a good cause.
This marks the 30th year for the MCC Thrift Shop, 106 N. Detroit St., West Liberty, store manager Kathy Lowry said.
The non-profit organization, now in its 27th year at its present location in downtown West Liberty, is as strong as ever following a shift in the goods it sells.
Formerly known as Global Crafts, the thrift store used to specialize in selling Self Help crafts — handmade products created to benefit third world countries.
About a year ago, the thrift store, which is overseen by a nine-member board from Bethel, Oak Grove and South Union Mennonite churches, began to offer mostly donated clothing and houseware items.
“It turned out to be a wise decision for us,” Mrs. Lowry said.
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