Thrift Shop transitioning from summer to fall/winter. (Photo submitted)
Thrift Shop transitioning from summer to fall/winter. (Photo submitted)

DELPHOS — It’s happening! Harvest is in full swing, the pumpkins adorn front porches and the evenings are downright chilly. The dust is flying and the combines, if they aren’t racing up and down the field, they are racing down the road to get to their next acres. Change is in the air and in the appearance of the landscape. It’s full on Fall I think.

Speaking of change, the Thrift Shop has switched to the fall and winter items now. The change-over went so smoothly because of such good help, and we appreciate them so much. A lot of nice fall and winter things were quickly put out, so you’ll want to come browse the departments to pick up a nice warm sweater or jacket for these cool nights. You’ll find nice warm pajamas for yourself, and for the kiddos as well.

We have all kinds and sizes of Halloween costumes and masks out in the Special Occasion room. There are signs up in the main shopping area, which will direct you to the Special Occasion room if you’ve not already been there. Also in this room, you can find all kinds of fall decorations, and we’ve got Christmas decorations and wreaths out, too. You’ll find holiday clothing in the Special Occasion room also, so be sure to look.

As always, we are in need of more volunteers to help out at the Shop. We have a fantastic, dedicated group, and we certainly do appreciate all of them. If you’d like to help out in some way, please give Barb Haggard, Volunteer Co-ordinator, or Becky Strayer, Executive Director, a call at 419-692-2942. We’d love to hear from you.

If you ever have any questions about dropping off items, or if an item is acceptable, please don’t hesitate to call the shop. If your organization would like a tour of the Shop and to learn how it functions, please call us! We’re the busiest shop in town, but we’ve certainly got time for you.

Remember us with your large shopping bags. They come in handy for bulky items that have been purchased, such as winter coats or snow pants and boots. Also, please remember that our drop off windows still remain closed at this time. We ask that you do not leave items lying on the sidewalk outside of the window. Items can be dropped off 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through, 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday or 5-6:30 p.m. Monday evenings. You can also call 419-692-2942 to arrange a time for drop off if you need to. During regular drop off hours, just pull up behind the building, honk your horn, give us a minute or two to get out there, and we’ll get your vehicle unloaded. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we all continue to get through the Covid pandemic.

We’re wishing all the sports teams good luck in the rest of their seasons, and wishing all the farmers a safe and bountiful harvest. Until the next time, that’s this month’s report.