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LINC Gift and Thrift Store Ribbon Cutting Celebration

NEWTON, NC (Dec. 14, 2012) – Linked in New Creative (LINC) Gift and Thrift held a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 20 marking the arrival of a new not-for-profit enterprise to downtown Newton.

LINC Gift and Thrift, 213 S. College Ave., is located in the former Fixtures and More facility and took over the inventory of the former United Church Homes and Services Gift and Thrift shop, which operated in downtown Newton for many years.

Mayor Anne Stedman, Newton City Council members, business leaders and supporters of LINC Ministries and United Church Homes and Services participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

“I gladly welcome LINC Gift and Thrift to the downtown area,” Stedman said. “The city is thankful to have a business that will make an impact on our community as the store’s proceeds go toward outreach ministries. I encourage our citizens to support LINC Gift and Thrift and all downtown businesses.”

Several local United Church of Christ congregations formed LINC Ministry to provide for outreach projects in the community. LINC Gift and Thrift store is staffed by volunteers. Income from the store is used for LINC outreach ministry, and a portion of the income is directed to the United Church of Christ Foundation to assist United Church Homes and Services residents who have outlived their assets.

LINC Gift and Thrift store gladly accepts donations of books, DVDs, framed pictures, jewelry, dishes, pans, linens, small working appliances and small items of furniture. The store does not resell clothing, but people can contact the LINC Gift and Thrift at 828-464-1483 if they want to donate those items.

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. LINC Gift and Thrift Store also can be found on Facebook.

For more information on the LINC Gift and Thrift Shop, click on the link below:

 http://www.ucfc.net/LINC.php