Oxford thrift Shop and Café Blog
By: Stephen Thompson
Monday August 26th, 2019
Exhibition Week started on Monday.
I was drawing thumbnails for the Poster for August 31st, Float for the Parade.
Daniel was working on the laundromat side of the building on the day diligently.
On a piece of Bristol board using: a ruler, pencil and permanent markers first I sketched the concept stage in pencil, making sure the composition worked before finalizing marker lines.
Paula had confused our names that day I was Daniel and Daniel was Stephen.
Tuesday August 27th, 2019
I was working on finishing the 2nd Poster for the float. For most of the Morning I was hard at work on that.
It was a fairly cool day some clouds.
Patti came in for a visit yesterday, even though she wasn’t working on the day.
Morgan was around the store checking for hangers, cleaning windows and the floor.
I got a comment on my Blog, at the story saying they enjoyed the 1st Write-up I did.
Wednesday August 28th, 2019
It was a humid day; it warmed up after previous colder days.
Emma brought her daughter AJ, this afternoon Daniel came to visit Emma and her baby on his day off.
New Books were being donated today upfront at the store.
Morgan was cleaning and folding laundry on the laundry side hard at work.
Amanda was sorting clothes into their proper places as well as placing the newly donated books.
Nicole was placing framed artwork that had been donated onto shelves.
Amanda sent Morgan out for a small errand, giving him a break from laundry.
People who came today liked seeing Emma’s baby. She was relatively peaceful.
Saturday, August 31st, 2019
Today was a scorcher.
Today was the day of the Parade: Duncan, David, Daniel, Damian, Michael H, Ryan, Angus and I arrived at the store.
The staff members: Emma and Patti walked down with us to the Oxford School, Amanda rode on back of the float to the school, Nicole and Paula operated the store.
The pick-up truck was being driven by Kyle, Angus was upfront with him. Daniel, Michael and Ryan were in the back of the truck. On the back of the pick-up was Damian and Emma’s husband Michael V.
The Float consisted of: a café table, wooden chairs, one-side had artwork I illustrated on posters, a poster with names of the workers at Thrift Store and the other side had laundry related stuff in baskets.
Emma and Amanda’s kids rode on the float in 4 chairs Jordyn, Brooklyn, Marisa and Josie. Duncan, David and I were handing out lollipops, Amanda was giving out free ice cream coupons and Emma was pulling newborn AJ’s stroller on opposite end of me and Amanda.
We waved to on-lookers, gave out freebies and continued on the trek across town route. It was a successful day. Everyone had a lot of Fun.
Scentsy Basket Fundraiser
Proceeds go to the OREC Breakfast Program.
$2 each or 3 for $5
Draw will be made on Sept/30
Oxford thrift Shop and Café Blog #1
By: Stephen Thompson
Monday, August 19th 2019
It has fairly humid outside compared to other days.
I have sorted through a cardboard box of: DVDs checking the bottoms of the DVDs for deep scratches. I used a café table and made up several piles to organize the categories of good condition and bad condition.
Numerous Ice Creams were bought in the afternoon by either Kids or Families that had come in to have relief from the heat.
I gathered extra books using a large Shopkins bag from in back. I placed novels into the container until a fair number were in. I took two trips worth of books.
New donations were given at the upfront desk to Amanda and Nicole two staff members working that day. Amanda and Nicole both did turns, sorting and folding clothes during the afternoon shift.
Tuesday, August 20th 2019
Morgan was in jovial mood today, He swept the floors clean.
Many new donations were to be sorted By Staff members: Amanda, Maddy and Paula. They arranged clothes and placed them on hangers getting them ready for their proper placements on the racks.
Amanda took in some donations for a donator while Morgan was on break and brought them to be organized and set up for later pricing.
The Sale on Kids clothing has begun today at 50% off.
Many participants have entered the Coloring Contest so far, lots of artworks are on display around the store from Kids to Adults of all ages.
New racks were being set up for the Back to School Sale organizing into Girl and Boy into their own displays by the staff members.
Morgan was checking around for empty hangers. After that he was doing the odd jobs on the laundry side.
Mary was in today to work with the laundry and keep everything clean and folded. She also updated Amanda on instructions from people who left their laundry.
Staff member Paula was hauling a cardboard box of clothes, to get them set up and organized on the racks.
Many people were in today to check out shelves and racks for anything that caught their interest.
Maddy was operating the cash register most of the time today, as well as some of the other Staff operated it as well.
*We don’t carry plastic bags anymore. You can bring your Own Bag or buy a Sunset Community Bag for $2.50
*Donate New School Supplies for a chance to win a gift certificate
*The Coloring Contest will be coming to a close Saturday August 24th. Be sure to get your entry in before the deadline.
- Sunset Thrift shop and Café will be having a Float in the Parade on August 31st be sure to look out for us coming by on the event route.
- Friday, August 23rd will be Maddy a Summer Staff member’s Last day with us, and My Birthday falls on Friday as well.
Health & Wellness is an important part of everyone’s life not just outside of work but while at work too. We spend a lot of time throughout our lives at work and having the opportunity to take part in programs designed to support health and wellbeing only brings positive outcomes for ourselves and those who we serve.
Not only did we have a blast taking part in the 5k run we also took part in the Sinkers Conference (Cardboard Boat Race). Many thanks go to every team that took part in this amazing and fun event that showed what a great community Pugwash is, but especially to our intrepid and fearless competitors Shawn Crouse and Elaine Baptiste for piloting our amazing boat “ORCA” that was built by our wonderful team of boat builders Ashley Stevens, Kerry Adams, Shaun Crouse, Elaine Baptiste, Jacqueline Cole, Kathy Betts, Diane Buckler and Catherine Hurley.
We may not of won the race but we scooped the “People’s choice” & “Best Design” awards and we didn’t sink!
Bring on 2020!
People helping people be the best they can be for over 30 years
The Sunset Community is recognizing our longest term employees. All having 30 years, and more, of service were presented with jackets this week in recognition of their hard work and dedication to Sunset. 17 employees received jackets in honour of this milestone this week.
Thank you for your dedication over so many years.