The Agassiz thrift store is taking suggestions for name. The top three suggestions will be voted on by the public.

Thrift store shops for new name

The Agassiz thrift store is taking suggestions for a new name

  • May. 5, 2016 12:00 p.m.

The Agassiz thrift store has been a secret of local treasure hunters for the past 39 years.

A treasure trove of deals, finds and unique items, the store was originally located next to the Agassiz Harrison Community Service building on Highway 9 and held its grand opening on Sept. 5, 1977.

Mayors from Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs were invited to participate in the celebration.

A raffle was held to help raise funds for the operation of the store and 50-cent raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win prizes such as: 10 jars of assorted homemade preserves, a five gallon pail of freshly rolled wheat, five pounds of local honey and five pounds of locally made cheese.

The thrift store moved one more time before the final uprooting to the current location on Cheam Ave.

The little thrift store has been the place you go to look for that thing-a-ma-jigger or do-hickey that you will not find anywhere else, a place where you will bump into at least one of your neighbours while wandering the floor and a place to help add that unique piece to your wardrobe.

However, in all the 39 years there has been one thing the store has been missing: a name.

Since the thrift store has always been there to support the local community we are turning to the community to name Agassiz’s local treasure.

Name suggestions can be submitted to Agassiz Harrison Community Services by May 31.

All the suggestions will then be sent to a committee where three possible names will be chosen.

From those three options the public will have a chance to choose the winner by voting for their favorite by adding a donation to the jar with their preferred name.

Name voting jars will be located at the AHCS office, the Thrift Store, and the Agassiz Observer office throughout the summer.

The name that raises the most money or gains the most votes by the end of the summer will be the winner and the new name of the now nameless thrift store.

The person or persons who submit the winning name will also win a $50 gift certificate to the newly named thrift store.

To submit your name ideas, email them with contact info to eventcoordinator@agssizcs.ca or fill out a ballot at the AHCS office or the thrift store.

 

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