Full Circle Thrift cuts ribbon on new center
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Open at their new location since mid-November, the ribbon cutting marked its ceremonial opening and honored the hard work and dedication that led to its success and creation.
As dozens of customers shopped for Christmas bargains, members of the Full Circle Thrift Board, Culpeper Human Services Board, the Town Council, the Chamber of Commerce,
Virginia Regional Transit Board and the Culpeper Board of Supervisors gathered for a small ceremony.
Culpeper Human Services Director Lisa Peacock spoke optimistically about the new location to the assembled crowd.
“First of all a special thank you goes out to the entire staff of the store, especially Kathy Gordon, the store manager. We want to thank A. C. and Steve Corbin for providing us with the perfect space and location for the new store. A big thanks to all our donors and customers, for without them we would not be able to fulfill our motto of ‘Culpeper Helping Culpeper.’”
Peacock also thanked key partners, volunteers and advocates of the store.
“If not for the founding members, the store would not be the success it is today...so special recognition to Pam Oliver, Mayor Chip Coleman, Howard Mills, David Dunwody, Pam Lohr, Johna Inskeep, Larry Byvik, David Jones, Lanell Wilbur, Steve Walker, Sue Hansohn, and the late John Bossong. We dedicate the opening of the new location to John's memory since it was his vision to move and expand the store. We were highly honored to have Sara Bossong cut the ribbon at the ceremony and we all agreed that John is looking down on the store and smiling.”
The mission of Full Circle Thrift is to provide a wide variety of clothing and household goods at reasonable prices, to provide free household items to families in need, and to provide job training opportunities. All donated clothing not sold in the store will be either shipped to families in Third World countries or sent to local recycling centers.
Full Circle Thrift is a non-profit corporation with all donations being tax deductible. The proceeds go to the emergency services funds for families and seniors through Culpeper Human Services.
“We are lucky to have the store because it helps so many families and seniors in need. The store also provides employment and training opportunities for VIEW (Virginia's Initiative for Employment Not Welfare) participants,” added Peacock. “We are also always looking for volunteers.”