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Crown Point thrift shop to re-open

CROWN POINT - The friends and members of the First Congregational Church in Crown Point have announced the re-opening of the Second Blessings Thrift Center.

This shop, which opened to the public during the summer of 2008, will again begin it's ministry on Saturday, May 22, and 10 a.m. Regular spring hours will be Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The schedule may expand as summer comes. Appointments will also be accommodated. Second Blessings is housed in the historic Hammond Chapel of Crown Point. Located on the Corner of Route 9N and Creek Road, the building was first built as General Hammond's home and later given to First Congregational Church. The building was the first home of the Hammond Library and has served as a Church School Annex as well as having accommodate many civic functions.

Second Blessings have received many donations from local individuals of clothing, household goods and nick-knacks. Continued donations of clean, useful items will be accepted only when the store is open or by appointment.

"This ministry will continue to be run on a donations-only basis," Pastor David Hirtle said. "Wishing to maximize our ability to meet the needs of our customers, we believe that this will open the door to many who might not be able to shop with us.

"We invite the community to stop by, shop and chitchat with the staff," he added. "Have fun and enjoy the second blessings that these items will bring."

The store continues to look for volunteers. Contact Pastor Dave or Kathy (597-3398) for information.

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