New Thrift Store Donates to Crofton Community
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and “X” marks the spot on Main Street. Main Street Treasures was created after discussions from the community and the Board of Directory wanting to donate and give money back to the community for city expenses. The Lewis and Clark Development Company bought the building and helped clean and remodel to get this new store looking its best. Mick Reifenrath and Joyce Stevens are both co-chairman and supporters of the new store and others that help include Brett Boecker, Charlie Hendrix, and Erin Dennis.
The store has become very successful in a short amount of time because of the continuous help, a lot of donations, and a variety of good bargains to choose from. When starting the store, they received donations from not only the Crofton community, but also Elgin, Bloomfield, and Verdigre communities. When the store was created, the main purpose was giving back. Because of the store’s success, they have been able to do so. Crofton Elementary, Crofton High School, and Saint Rose of Lima School will each receive $250. Crofton High School principal Mr. Ostermeyer wants the donated money to be put toward supplies that teachers would otherwise have to pay for themselves. An additional $1,000 is being donated to the Crofton Senior Center. “Great local people came together to give back and provide service for the community,” Mr. Ostermeyer commented.
Main Street Treasures is open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Donations may be dropped off during any of the store hours, and volunteers may always fill the various roles in making the store successful. Stevens stated, “I’m very proud about all of our support for donating and volunteering at the store. We’re looking for years and years to support Crofton.”