Health Auxiliary Thrift Shop draws crowds
WINSTED â€” Shoppers looking for holiday deals got what they bargained for Monday, Nov. 8, when the Auxiliary Thrift Shop opened its doors for the holiday season, which runs through Dec. 11.
Crowds of people came in throughout the morning and early afternoon, according to staffers at the thrift shop, who were busy restocking shelves throughout the day. Volunteers from the Auxiliary for Community Health spent four days rearranging the store to create a holiday theme, arranging winter coats, boots, pants and sweaters along with ornaments, figurines, Christmas lights and Noel displays.
â€œIt has been absolutely crazy today,â€ said Auxiliary for Community Health President Milly Hudak during an afternoon visit. â€œWe had some people here waiting at 9 a.m. and we donâ€™t open until 10. All of the comments from shoppers were positive.â€
Hudak noted that the stock is constantly being replenished at the Auxiliary Thrift Shop, so if an item disappears from the shelves during a shopping rush, it is likely that another similar item will be back on the shelves the following day.
â€œWe are open with our holiday theme until Dec. 11,â€ Hudak said. â€œThen we close for the holidays and we will reopen Jan. 10.â€
The Auxiliary for Community Health uses funds raised at the thrift shop to support an array of community health programs. The store is located at 120 Willow St. and hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more information, call 860-379-1997.