Stephen’s Thrift Store Blog #7
Oxford thrift Shop and Café Blog
December 2nd-7th 2019
By: Stephen Thompson
Saturday was the last day of November, Strong winds were blasting snow much to my astonishment; I decided to hibernate in my home today.
I have been informed that Sunset Community Thrift Store made Cotton Candy for Parade Night, and it was a Complete Success and Sold Out!
December officially started on Sunday. Today is the last day of Special Olympics until January next year. They held a Christmas Party. Awards were given out to Joseph for Athlete of the Year and Rebecca won an award for supporting her teammates and coaches.
Monday December 2nd, 2019
It started out -12 °C today on the ride up to work. The cool weather is starting to kick in.
Even Morgan said he is cold today when chilly air drifted in when the Laundromat Door opened, that is different from usual.
Paula assisted Morgan this morning with Frozen Food Outfits snapping buttons on the tops together into baskets to carry them for a cleansing rinse in the washing machine.
I helped out using a hole-punch in pages for Sunset Community forms, while Amanda helped me with brainstorming ideas for this week’s Blog.
Duncan was hard at work: sweeping, mopping and cleaning with his jovial voice resounding. He helped transfer a Lady with transporting donations into the shop.
Amanda and Paula have been collecting Christmas paraphernalia from the backroom, to stock in regions of the shop.
Angus has taken on new responsibilities in store: looking for hangers and helps clear tables.
Tuesday December 3rd, 2019
I was given the day off from the Thrift Store due to weather conditions.
I saw a Christmas Theatre Play Grandma saves Christmas in Springhill with: Wanda, her husband Bill, Robyn their daughter and their friend Emily.
It had lots of comical performances, lots of laughs and good food. Wanda, Emily and a Woman from Springhill even got to do some performances of their own when asked to come on Stage.
It will be in Amherst from December 10-15.
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
I arrived at work this morning. Today: Amanda, Patti, Morgan, Jacob, David and I were working.
Morgan was hard at work on washing and drying Frozen Food Plant tops.
Jacob assisted around the shop and helped Patti with the Printer.
Amanda and Patti have been doing numerous tasks around the shop.
Updates and upcoming events:
Christmas 4 Kids was a great success the last couple of Saturdays. Staff dressed up, helped with Shopping & Wrapping. Almost all items kids bought were 1 dollar.
Oxford Bargain Bonanza starts on Dec 7 starting @ 8 AM. Local vendors will set up at our location.
12 Days of Christmas
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