MILLINOCKET, Maine — In celebration of National Thrift Store Day on Aug. 17, and to mark the changeover in merchandise from summer to fall and winter fashions, St. Martin’s Thrift Store will hold a special Saturday opening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the store’s 112 Maine Ave., Millinocket, location.
The Saturday opening also is designed to promote awareness of the store which offers gently used clothing, shoes, clothing accessories, craft supplies, knickknacks, books and a host of other items at prices well below retail.
One of the highlights of the day will be a “name your own price” outdoor yard sale. Also, St. Martin’s Charity and Justice Ministry, which oversees the thrift store operation, will be offering hot dogs, chips and water to purchase that day.
The nearly 25 volunteers who run the store are in the midst of planning for the event and will announce their decisions soon.
The proceeds from this sale and from the regular Wednesday-Thursday retail operation help to support the St. Martin’s Food Pantry and St. Martin’s Emergency Fuel Fund, ministries conducted by members of the Charity and Justice Ministry.
The food pantry and fuel fund are open to eligible residents of the Katahdin area regardless of their religious affiliations.