Addie’s Thrift Shop celebrates with a Grand Reopening!
By Barbara Samples - February 9, 2017 "reprinted with permission."
On Saturday January 28, 2017, the Rim Country Community Center (RCCC) welcomed very special guest, Addie Scrivner, as part of the celebration and ribbon cutting grand reopening for Addie’s Thrift Shop. Addie, the store’s namesake, began the thrift shop right after the new building was constructed because the original one was destroyed in the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire in June of 2002. Then, as now, there are always expenses to meet at the RCCC and she began the thrift shop as a way to help supplement those. The 90 plus year old Addie retired a few years ago from running the store and it was a pleasure to have her join in the celebration as she greeted old friends and acquaintances.
When asked what she thought of the remodeled space, she replied, “Oh my, my. It’s so beautiful! I hope they make a lot of money this summer!” That’s a woman who understands the purpose of the thrift shop! Addie’s volunteers received new red aprons complete with “Addie’s” in bling lettering complements of Pam and Jon Wiggins of Cabin Fever Creations located at 2279 Highway 260 in Overgaard (next to Premier Auto.) What a nice touch!
The remodel included maximizing the existing spaces for more practical use. Addie’s was expanded with its own new entrance at the front of the building. The exercise room was moved into the old office space; and the office was split in two and is now located in the old storage areas just inside the front entrance. Stop by to see the improvements. Hours are 9 to 1 Monday through Saturday.
The staff made Addie their Queen for the day. Addie was greeted warmly by everyone and seemed to enjoy seeing the new space and her old friends.
A big thank you to Kurt Klein, Rick Dodds, Dennis Prewitt as well as Board President Martin Plute for donating their hard work and effort to complete the job so efficiently and beautifully. Also, thank you to Kay Roberts and all the volunteers who helped move the merchandise during and after construction as well as those who helped with relocating the office and exercise equipment. You’re all priceless!
From left back row are volunteers Barb Hagan, Penny Burch, Kay Roberts (Mgr.) and Joyce Plate; in front are Linda Lucas, Addie Schribner and Carrie Moos.
Mr. and Mrs. Ober stopped in for the celebration.
Mr. Ober greets old friend Addie!
Thank you kitchen crew Scott Reed and Dick Blomgren for lunch and to everyone who came out to support the Center!