Quarterly, the Mason Community Foundation, which operates the Thrift Store, awards funding to projects that benefit our community. Civic organizations must prepare a grant request form and detail the specific project. One of the grants awarded this cycle goes to the Mason County Ministerial Alliance to make necessary improvements to the property that houses the Food Bank. As a result of rising gasoline prices, increases in food prices and shortages of certain products, repairs need to be made to the building so that the food supply can be increased to meet the community’s demand.
Grant applications may be picked up at the Thrift Store and Judy Kock, store manager, requests donations be left during hours of operation which are 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
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Judy Kock, store manager, assisting Debra Benavidez, Virginia Cantu, Kim Shutt, Ty Shutt and Casey Shutt with their purchases of the day. The Shutt family is in Mason visiting parents and grandparents, Warren and Susan Grote. Mason’s Community Thrift Store is one of the busiest places in town. Everyone (rather they be young, middle aged or “seasoned”) can find treasures on the shelves, racks or walls.
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Pictured are: Pat Hrdlicka, Judy Kock, David Collett, representing the Mason County Ministerial Alliance, Brent Hinckley and Lucy Tyhof, thrift store volunteer.