Charity has ‘bargain blowout’

Published 1:16 am Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bargain hunters, take note – everything inside Second Blessings, with the exception of books, furniture and electronics, is 50 cents.

“That’s right, only 50 cents,” said Tony Douglas, the manager of the Meredith’s Miracle‘s thrift store located across from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

“We have too much summer merchandise in stock, and we need to move it quickly to make room for our fall and winter items,” Douglas said. “We’ve been blessed with both the quantity and quality of donations, so now is a great time to get some really great deals.“

Douglas said to help get things moving out the door, store hours have been increased from the normal Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“Starting Monday, we’ll be open every day through Friday, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.,” she said. “We’re open (today), but we’ll be closed that Saturday.”

The store, which was run by St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, officially switched hands to become the latest in a long line of fundraising ventures for Meredith’s Miracles, the local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who have to leave the area to receive sub-specialty health care for their children with non-medical related expenses.

Also inside is a book room outfitted with newly released best sellers and a wide array of paperbacks, where all of its profits are donated to the “Dolly Parton Imagination Library,” another Meredith’s Miracles pet project that provides one book a month to all babies born in Covington County.

“Now those books aren’t included in the sale, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come out and shop those, too,” Douglas said.