Maybe not a scene from the rap song video, Thrift Shop, but the popular spot in Floral Park to score some of the best deals on lightly used goods and clothing, the United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop, was just as exciting to watch when it re-opened to customers for the season. The thrift shop re-opened on Wednesday, Sept. 3 after being closed for the summer for restocking, cleaning and organizing the shelves and racks.
Thrift Shop Manager Dolores Rossi said more than nine volunteers helped throughout the summer to get the shop back into top shape for its re-opening, including her 17-year-old grandsons, Andrew Rossi of Floral Park and Jake Kennedy of New Hyde Park.
New volunteers are always welcome. See Rossi or Pastor Gainus Sikes for more information about donating your time. Rossi told the Floral Park Dispatch that many of the volunteers are non-church members, but there is a good mix of help. She said the shop especially welcomes scouts and students who need to fulfill community service requirements.
The United Methodist Church Thrift Shop is located at 35 Verbena Ave. The shop is not completely handicap accessible, but does have a chair lift and several steps to access some of the lower-level merchandise rooms. It is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.