WEST LIBERTY – West Liberty Business Association’s business spotlight for November is MCC Thrift Shop. It is a retail store with thrift items, clothes, and shoes, donated by people in the community. They have two salaried employees and 40 volunteers.
Plans for starting the store began on Sept. 9, 1982. A board meeting was held with members from three Mennonite Churches in town. Liberty Belle was the original name and was then located on County Road 30, where The Carpet Gallery is today. Liberty Bell was a Thrift and Gift Shop.
In November 1985 the nine-member board began looking at a building in town. January of 1986 brought negotiations; they moved in February and changed the name to Global Crafts. Today the shop is MCC Thrift Shop and is located at 106 N. Detroit St. They have a bag sale any items upstairs can be put in the brown grocery bag for a small dollar amount.
If you are interested in donating your gently used items, donations are accepted in back of the store. They are currently looking for volunteers to help in front of the store waiting on customers. Next year they will celebrate their 35th anniversary of being in business in West Liberty. For more information call 937-465-3077.
Tami Wenger is a regular contributor to this newspaper.