Beebe's Treasure Chest Thrift Shop Opens in February
The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc., in cooperation with the Beebe Medical Foundation, will open a new Thrift Shop on February 1, 2007. The beneficiary of the proceeds raised from this new venture will be Beebe Medical Center.
The new shop - recently named, as the result of a contest among the employees and volunteers of Beebe Medical Center - will be "Beebe's Treasure Chest - Thrift Shop."
Laura McKendrick of Beebe's Critical Care Center was the winner of the naming contest.
"The idea for a Thrift Shop grew out of the Beebe Medical Foundation's survey of other healthcare center thrift shops, which determined these ventures not only raised significant support, but also were a source of new volunteers and great community relations," said Eugene Bookhammer, Chairperson of the Beebe Medical Foundation. "We thought this project might be something the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary might be interested in sponsoring."
"We were very excited by the idea of a Thrift Shop and by an overwhelming vote decided early on in the process that the Auxiliary would take on the challenge of this new shop," said Patricia Sandy, Auxiliary President. "Since those early discussions, and with the help of the Beebe Medical Foundation, we have made much progress and have witnessed an unbelievable outpouring of support for the shop."
The new shop will officially open with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 11a.m. The shop is located in the Midway Shopping Center, directly behind the Roadhouse Restaurant and next to Clothes 2 You Cleaners.
Starting January 2, 2007, donations of quality items will be gratefully accepted at the shop during business hours of Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The shop will be closed on Sundays and Mondays. Volunteers to help set up and to work at the shop are currently being sought. Anyone interested in volunteering may call the Shop Manager, Ed Noyalis at 644-2878.
Caption: From left, Ed Noyalis, Shop Manager, stands with Laura McKendrick, the Beebe employee who won the naming contest, and Patricia Sandy, President of the Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary.