November News from Andover Service Club

Andover Thrift & Gift Shop holds grand reopening on December 3

Press Release

The Andover Service Club held its November meeting on Wednesday, November 13, at
the Grange Hall in East Andover. Among the topics discussed were the results of the Jingle Bell Fair. It was a big success and was well attended. The vendors were very pleased and some were even asking to sign up for next year. 

The Thrift Shop committee has been working very hard on the makeover of the shop, and their enthusiasm is contagious. Be sure to read the following paragraph plus two more articles in the paper to find out all the great things that await you when you visit. 

The club members will soon be very busy baking pies for our annual Thanksgiving pie event. This is one of the big fundraisers for our scholarship fund and is always a success. 

Sandy Miller is working on getting the Christmas baskets ready for the raffle, which will take place on December 11. She has many gift certificates from local shops and lots of new items brought in by members of the club. Raffle tickets will be available at the Thanksgiving pie table, the Thrift Shop, and from members of the Andover Service Club.

A wonderful program, given by Alli Coy of Allioops about putting together a holiday centerpiece, followed the news time of our meeting. She led us through the steps in putting one together as she worked on making a gorgeous centerpiece that will brighten any holiday table. When she finished and we admired the results, names were drawn and one member went home with a beautiful holiday decoration for her table.

The newly designed Andover Thrift & Gift Shop’s Grand Reopening will take place Tuesday, December 3,  from 10 AM to 4 PM. Stop in and check out all the changes, including a streamlined shopping layout, Kid’s Corner, and gift area. 

The shop offers a unique collection of gently worn women’s and children’s clothing, and jewelry, and, starting in December, we will also offer specialty gifts from local Artisans! We will be showcasing Christina Brown and Amber Renault’s “wearable art”, along with DSigns hand dyed fabrics and scarves, stocking stuffers from Cheril’s Creations for the whole family, and fine crafted wood utensils and other items from RJM Woodworks. (See the Andover Thrift & Gift Shop’s separate articles for details of these fabulous Artisans and their merchandise.)

Shop locally and support community Artisans and the nonprofit thrift shop. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. The
shop is located next to the Andover Elementary/Middle School at 26 School Street in Andover. 

The shop accepts only women’s clothing and jewelry/accessories for consignment, but gratefully accept donations of both women’s and children’s clothing. We no longer carry men’s clothing or
footwear in the shop, but if received we will donate items to the Hydrocephalus Foundation.