Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Local Economy - Thrift shops & consignment sales

The local division of labor is essential to maintaining a good living standard in our community. We have a thrift shop that is an informal interface between our local church and surrounding neighborhoods. It draws shoppers and donations from far beyond the congregation.

The Bryn Athyn Thrift Shop is a terrific source of furniture, clothing, electronics, household & kitchen items, toys, light hardware, books, sports equipment. Community members (including my family) make BATS a regular stop during their week. You never know when that perfect item will turn up.

The Cozy Tots Consignment Sale is coming this weekend to our community. It has become a twice-a-year tradition, bringing hundreds of local consignors and shoppers together. A small team of local moms (with husbands to help setup) have created a mutually beneficial market that improves the living standards of those who sell their extra stuff and those who can find just what they need at a good price.

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