Into the fifth decade

Castlegar thrift store marks milestone by honouring volunteers who have made it work over the years

Marg Fullerton (L) and Kay Bate make the ceremonial first cut of the 40th Anniversary cake during Dec. 2 celebration at Castlegar United Church. The two ladies were among the original crew that started out with the St. David's Thrift Store so 40 years ago.

Marg Fullerton (L) and Kay Bate make the ceremonial first cut of the 40th Anniversary cake during Dec. 2 celebration at Castlegar United Church. The two ladies were among the original crew that started out with the St. David's Thrift Store so 40 years ago.

It’s been 40th years St. David’s Thrift Store has been in operation and there was a luncheon party on December 2 designed to pay tribute to all whom have volunteered at the shop.

The event was held at Castlegar United Church and there must have been some pretty perceptive folks in the kitchen, because, as St. David’s spokesperson Diane Merriman pointed out, 25 were expected but closer to 50 showed up. Regardless of the numbers there was more than enough food and a great time was enjoyed by all.

Even so… some in attendance noted the absence of several current, active volunteers from the thrift store located downstairs on the corner of 6th and Columbia in Castlegar.

Many kudos to the United Church folks for the lavish spread.