Soroptimist’s thrift store closing Saturday

The Upscale Resale thrift store operated by the Oak Harbor chapter of the charity organization Soroptimist International will be closing its doors for good after a final sale this Saturday.

According to co-President Teri Gardner, the club wants to go in a different fundraising direction.

“We had been talking about it for a while,” she said, adding that the change was not solely due to the pandemic.

Although she said the club doesn’t have a concrete plan for what other fundraising avenues it may pursue, she did highlight the club’s upcoming Power of the Purse auction on Feb. 6.

It will be held online.

“All of the money raised at that auction will be dedicated towards the education of women and girls,” she said.

The club’s thrift store will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, for cash-only sales. No clothing or shoes may be tried on and only eight people will be allowed in the store at a time. Masks must be worn.

Upscale Resale is located at 210 SE Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor.

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