March- April 2021
Greetings from GSI Thrift. It has always been a joy for me to talk about GSI, including what our store is all about and where our proceeds go. GSI Thrift is celebrating 25 years! We started the same year as Great Plains and our proceeds have helped them with numerous classroom needs, paving the parking lot, gym bleachers, student scholarships and so much more. Each year at our Good Stewards Inc annual meeting, we share the news of how many dollars have been generated for Great Plains and other requests. Over the years we have exceeded one million dollars in contributions.
You are invited! Good Stewards Annual meeting is Sunday, March 14th at 1:00 pm at Great Plains Lutheran High School. We have so many interesting things to tell you. All are invited! After the meeting you can stay and take in the GPL Easter Concert at 2:30!
It is with mixed feelings that I am announcing my retirement after twenty five years as manager. I know I will miss the camaraderie with fellow employees and volunteers and customers. So many friendships have developed and stuck over the years. Our volunteers come from many area WELS churches and that is the status I have decided to enjoy! Volunteering!! You will see me as a volunteer and I hope at other social gatherings as we try to get beyond covid.
This spring we had a progressive sale with everything in the store going on sale. By Friday, it was 90% off and it certainly did clean out our merchandise. With the sale, there were many new shoppers and all were appreciative of the special sale. I don’t think I have seen the store that empty since we moved in. We have been restocking and can certainly use your donations. We are in need of furniture, bedding, towels, box spring and mattresses, tools, garage and garden type items, and bikes. We ask that they are in working condition and clean when you bring them in.
Items we currently have include spring clothing, along with prom dresses and men’s suits. Come in and check out our spring and Easter decor, a fun way to decorate! We have an assortment of pots and pans, small appliances, sets of dishes and glassware.
May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours wherever you may roam
Betty Peterson, manager GSI Thrift