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Habitat Re-Store opens Vintage Shop, encourages recycling

By Staff
VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE Ambra Thomas, left, manager of the Habitat Re-Store at the corner of Eighth Street and 29th Avenue, and Fonda Rush, executive director of Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity,decorate a vintage aluminum Christmas tree from the 1960s at the Habitat Re-Store. An open house will be held Sunday from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the store in celebration of America Recycles Day 2004. Photo by Steve Gillespie / The Meridian Star.
By Steve Gillespie / staff writer
November 13, 2004
Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity will recognize America Recycles Day Sunday with an open house and a new endeavor the Habitat Re-Store's Vintage Shop.
Vintage furniture and building materials painted by local artists and craftsmen will be for sale.
Fonda Rush, executive director of Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity, said the money raised will benefit the local Habitat for Humanity organization, which builds homes for people in need.
At the same time, she hopes the event will encourage people to recycle. America Recycles Day is Monday. The goal of the annual campaign is to encourage Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products.
Since 1997, America Recycles Day has promoted the social, environmental and economic benefits of buying recycled items.
The Habitat Re-Store, which opened in August 2003, helps the community recycle building materials, furniture and appliances by selling them. Re-Store profits go to Lauderdale County Habitat for Humanity.
Ambra Thomas, Re-Store manager, said artists will work on items that will be for sale, or up for auction, throughout the Christmas season.
Some of the artists who will have work on display Sunday include: Millie Robertson, Shelba Strange, Beth Lewis, Shirley Moody, Annette White, Linda Rainer and Melissa Hamilton.
The Habitat Re-Store is open Thursday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
What: Habitat Re-Store Open House
Where: 2911 Eighth St., on the corner of Eighth Street and 29th Avenue. Parking is available at Advance Auto Parts across the street.
When: Sunday, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Can't make it?: The Habitat Re-Store is open Thursday through Friday from
9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Information: Call Habitat for Humanity at 485-4992, or the Habitat Re-Store at
483-6364.

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