Sal­va­tion Army to open store in Ti­rau

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By LAURA MCLEAY

The Sal­va­tion Army is open­ing a new bou­tique Fam­ily Store in Ti­rau this month.

The small town has not had a Sal­va­tion Army store be­fore but Toko­roa Corps lead­ers Rob and Leoni Raven be­lieve there is the need for one.

‘‘We have been watch­ing Ti­rau as a new op­por­tu­nity since we ar­rived in Toko­roa as the new lead­ers in charge of Toko­roa Corps,’’ Mr Raven said.

So when an op­por­tu­nity opened up, they wel­comed it.

The store will open this Satur­day, July 23 with the grand open­ing at 10am. De­mands for the Sal­va­tion Army ser­vices con­tinue to climb and open­ing stores is a way to gen­er­ate more funds.

Mrs Raven said the fam­ily stores are a great way for the Sal­va­tion Army to sup­port a com­mu­nity while at the same time the com­mu­nity sup­ports the Sal­va­tion Army.

‘‘Ti­rau has a neat feel about it with all the an­tique shops so it is a great place for a store and this helps us give some­thing to the small com­mu­nity. The money comes to us but then we put it back into the com­mu­nity where it is needed,’’ she said.

The bou­tique shop will stock top qual­ity cloth­ing, fur­ni­ture, bric-a-brac and elec­tri­cal goods at affordable prices.

The store would pro­vide vol­un­teer work op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple and a place for the com­mu­nity to drop used goods.

On the open­ing day, the Sal­va­tion Army Brass Band will play to keep shop­pers en­ter­tained and there will be a sausage siz­zle. All pro­ceeds go to the South Waikato District. three or more ex­cel­lences in class dur­ing the term.

The lap­top competition, spon­sored by Kevin Stan­ley from the Stan­ley group and Nigel Kit­tow from Mata­mata Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices, aims to en­cour­age stu­dents to per­form well in school.

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