After a grand reopening slated for Saturday, June 13, the Buellton Senior Center Thrift Shop will have new hours of operation, Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
According to a spokesperson for the thrift shop, the entire retail space and all of its merchandise on display have been and will continue to be professionally sanitized in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The shop is filled with toys, books, knickknacks, jewelry, kitchen items, and clothes for all ages, including hand-decorated gift bags and crocheted items created by local artist Connie.
Donations of gently used (or new) merchandise are being accepted on Wednesdays from 12-4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All proceeds from the volunteer-run thrift shop benefit the Buellton Senior Center's Meals on Wheels program which feeds local seniors.
For more information, call 805-688-5073, or visit the store at 56 West Hwy 246, Buellton.
With the commitment of YMCA staff – one of which made the choice to work and sacrifice visiting her grandmother with cancer – and quick work of community partners, Stuart C. Gildred YMCA was able to rise to the occasion.
Not only are prepared meals being provided but medications are being delivered, masks are being sewn and distributed, and transportation to medical appointments is being arranged.
"Everyone was coming together with once goal in mind – to join hearts."
Knelt to the ground with heads hanging in silence, approximately 200 peaceful protesters on Thursday afternoon remained still for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
Lisa André covers Valley Life for Santa Ynez Valley News.
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