Brooks UMC’s thrift shop plans big sales for anniversary celebration


Second Chance Thrift Shop in Brooks will celebrate its fourth birthday the weekend of June 20-22 with special sales and much more.

Begun as an outreach of Brooks United Methodist Church in June of 2009, Second Chance is staffed entirely by volunteers and seeks to assist families who have limited incomes as well as encourage sustainable purchasing practices of recycled or reused goods. Nearly 100 percent of the thrift shop’s profits are shared between local, national, and international missions, and the church.

Over the past four years, Second Chance has been able to make generous donations to local groups such as Fayette Samaritans, Fayette Senior Services, Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry, and Fayette Department of Family and Children Services, along with many other national and international charities like Heifer International, UMCOR, and Red Cross.

To show appreciation to its many customers, Second Chance invites the public to join the celebration. Thursday, June 20, all kitchen items will be half off, and Friday, June 21, all clothes and shoes will be half off. Then on Saturday, June 22, everything in the store will be half off.

Additionally, a raffle will be held for a Treasured Heirloom Collection “Crystal Rose” doll. The doll is in like-new condition, purchased in 2000 with the purchaser’s number 103/600, and comes with the Certificate of Authenticity, as well as the original box and packaging. Tickets are on sale now at the shop for $1 each or 12 for $10. The drawing for the doll will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 (need not be present to win).

Free refreshments and outside vendors including local artisans will complete the celebration.

Located at 151 McIntosh Road in Brooks, the shop’s hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Donations are gratefully received during business hours as well as from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.