The Mason Community Thrift Store is planning a Roundup Celebration on Friday, July 11, to coincide with the 1st Anniversary of the new location at 206 Moody Street, on the Courthouse Square.
KNEL Radio will again be a part of the Celebration, doing a LIVE broadcast in the store from 10 am to 12 noon in an unofficial ‘Kick Off’ to Roundup Weekend! In addition, drawings will be held every half hour for terrific Door Prizes. To participate in the drawings, customers to the store during that week (Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 10, 2014) will receive one entry for each $5 of merchandise purchased.
It was just one year ago that an enthusiastic and hard working group of volunteers packed up goods, loaded and then caravanned trailers of all sizes to move the furnishings, equipment & merchandise to the new location. This was after many volunteers (equally enthusiastic and hardworking!) had spent countless hours renovating the space formerly used as the Post Office, a restaurant, church fellowship hall and county annex building into the spacious store the community enjoys today. The new ceiling and lighting, updated climate control, paint and floor treatment was a huge effort by these volunteers and is still being appreciated today!
The customer response to all the hard work has been tremendous with increased sales and donations of worthy goods, some quite valuable. This support has enabled the Mason Community Foundation to continue enriching the community with grants which, in its seven years of operation, is rapidly approaching a remarkable $250,000! These grants are awarded to qualifying non-profits for projects that will benefit the residents of the Mason County community. Applications are reviewed each year in March and September, with forms available year-round at the Community Thrift Store.
Past grant recipients have included Mason’s Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, Health Clinic, Library, Historical Commission, Mason ISD, Girl Scouts, Lions Club, Food Bank, Community Kitchen, Soccer Association, Rodeo Association, Livestock Association, Baseball Association, Senior Center, Steady Steps, CASA and Child Welfare Board to name just a few.
This would not have been possible without the support of so many in the community: those who volunteer their time and talents, those who purchase the many great bargains to be found and those who donate clean, reusable goods. If you would like to volunteer for helping in the store or with small on-site projects or have items to donate, stop by and visit with us, we’d love to see you. And, on Friday, July 11, come help us celebrate YOUR store, the Mason Community Thrift Store!