Mission Possible Thrift Store Rededicated...Again

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It's a simple case of supply and demand when it comes to Mission Possible Thrift Shop in Redwood.

"There's a lot of tourists that come through, a lot of people that are campers, a lot of people that have children, we help a lot of families," explained Jenny Recor, Mission Possible Thrift Shop manager.

And because it's so popular, Mission Possible held a rededication ceremony Saturday- celebrating another expansion.

It's the third expansion since 2005.

"This building is full to the brim and I'm sure it's going to be utilized quite extensively over the next several years," said Addie Russell, D - 118th Assembly District.

Originally located in the basement of the Redwood United Methodist Church, the store later moved to a building on Route 37, which it shared with another tenant.

But recently the church, which operates Mission Possible, bought the building to finally give the shop the space it needs.

"We have more space, we have more room, we have storage space now. The girls have a lot more room to sort," said Redwood United Methodist Church Pastor Frederica Webb.

Webb says with a tough economy, thrift stores offer items people need and prices they can afford.

"It's just like shopping in a regular store, expect that things are much, much more reasonable, much, much cheaper," she explained.

Those "things" - jeans, belts, backpacks, shoes - are donations from the community.

"This little community in Redwood has really taken up the cause to ensure that their neighbors are given a helping when they're in a time of need," Assemblywoman Russell said.

And with the shop being so popular, officials say now - if needed - another expansion wouldn't be too difficult.

"If we need to add on, at least now we own it, so that we can add on," Webb said.

But for now, the new set up will do just fine.
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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