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Fashionably frugal in B'ville

The Baldwinsville Thrifty Shopper reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday.

"We encourage you to come, shop and tell your friends," said Chasz Parker, executive director of the Rescue Mission.

After closing Sunday July 13, renovations were made for the first time since the store opened 13 years ago. The carpet was replaced with vinyl tile, the store was given a fresh coat of paint inside and out, the parking area was sealed and the property landscaped.

Many attended the grand opening including Van Buren Supervisor Claude Sykes.

"We're very happy you elected to stay in Van Buren," Sykes said.

Of the 13 thrift stores operated by the Rescue Mission, the Baldwinsville store is the only one built by the Rescue Mission. The store sells donated used and new clothes and shoes in all sizes, home d (c)cor and more. There was even a wedding dress for sale. Patrons can utilize the two dressing rooms available and take advantage of the discounted prices.

The new hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

About Thrifty Shoppers

The Rescue Mission sells donated clothing and household goods at bargain prices to help individuals and families stretch their dollars and support services to homeless and hurting people. Except for the Best Kept Secret in Oswego, all go by the name Thrifty Shopper.

The thrift stores serve individuals and families who want to buy low-priced quality merchandise and support the Rescue Mission. Clothing and household goods can be donated to the Rescue Mission at any of eight donation centers or at the thrift stores. Donations are picked up by truck every night from the donation sites and taken back to a 60,000-square-foot warehouse where they are sorted for quality and usability. Items are either given away to the needy through a clothing outreach program or sold in stores to raise revenues to support services to homeless and hurting individuals.

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