BUCKHANNON – If you have not shopped at the Clothes Closet, located at 47 Sedgwick St. in Buckhannon, this July is a prime time to make your first trip.
Stella Harvey, Clothes Closet manager, said new and returning shoppers will be especially happy with their upcoming special events.
“We are once again offering our Christmas in July sale,” Harvey said, adding it has always been a favorite of those searching for Christmas bargains. “There will be lots of Christmas items including decorations, Christmas dishes and many more items.”
Harvey said in the past, the Clothes Closet has put on a ‘Christmas in July’ sale for a week.
“This year, we are going to try something different and offer our Christmas in July sale the entire month,” she said. “It is never too early to begin Christmas shopping, and this gives neighbors the opportunity to pick up some wonderful items while helping out Upshur County neighbors in need.”
Another new opportunity the Clothes Closet is offering is a yard sale – which will be held on the back porch of the Clothes Closet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 and 10. This yard sale will feature only new items for purchase – many with their original tags – at thrift store prices.
Harvey said this is the first time the Clothes Closet has offered this kind of sale, and they are excited to be able to bring this to the area.
“We will have new clothing with tags and lots of other brand-new items – such as household goods,” Harvey said. “This is something we are trying new this year, and we hope everyone will enjoy shopping at the Clothes Closet. We are happy to offer extended hours for the yard sale and will open at 8:30 a.m. and stay open until 4 p.m.”
Harvey said she believes what keeps shoppers coming back to the Clothes Closet is their prices, adding that some people come in every day to see what new items are available.
“We are happy to receive donations from people in the community that we can sell at reasonable prices,” Harvey said. “Those funds then go back into the Upshur community to help neighbors with food, clothing, holiday baskets, and funds to help with rent and utilities. It is a win-win for everyone.”
“We hope people will come out and gets some great bargains and help us help those in need,” Harvey added. “Come out and see the good things we are doing!”
Harvey reminded anyone wanting to shop at the Clothes Closet that a face covering will continue to be required. Last week, during the Clothes Closet’s Board of Directors meeting, the Board decided the face covering requirement will remain in place for now.
The thrift store is a member of the Upshur Cooperative Parish Ministries, and the Clothes Closet operates as a place where neighbors can donate new or gently used clothes, books, baby items, household items, purses and other items that will be sold at reasonable prices.
Monies generated from the Clothes Closet are used to defray costs for the Upshur Cooperative Parish Ministries, which assists neighbors in need with clothing, food from the food bank, holiday baskets, assistance with utility bills and rent and many other worthy causes.
Neighbors in need of clothing items for their families may apply through the Upshur Parish House to receive a voucher for free clothing and a household item.
Normal business hours for the Clothes Closet are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Additional information about the Clothes Closet is available on their Facebook page or by calling them at 304-471-2290.