Move proves ben­e­fi­cial for Calvert-area thrift store

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JANE BELLMYER

CALVERT

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— Busi­ness has been great since Penny Gib­son moved her thrift store from the Per­ryville Out­lets to her new lo­ca­tion near Ris­ing Sun High School.

“Oh my gosh, it’s won­der­ful,” Gib­son said Tues­day as she pre­pared for her Satur­day grand open­ing cel­e­bra­tion of P’s New 2 U.

Al­though the store opened in mid-July, Gib­son will cel­e­brate Satur­day with live mu­sic and pit beef along with lots of new, slightly used or gen­tly worn items in her shop at 2835 North East Road. Con­sign­ments are also wel­come.

“This is a lit­tle smaller,” she said of the new store, in com­par­i­son to the shop she oc­cu­pied in Per­ryville.

How­ever, the spa­cious park­ing lot al­lows for set­ting up dis­plays of larger items out­side. Be­ing on a main road has helped, she said.

“This re­ally brings the peo­ple in,” she said.

Gib­son has a shop­pers re­ward pro­gram, which of­fers dis­counts af­ter record­ing a cer­tain amount of spend­ing. Look for spe­cials co­in­cid­ing with the grand open­ing.

Along with the food and mu­sic, Gib­son is of­fer­ing flea mar­ket space for oth­ers.

“This Satur­day all the pro­ceeds go to Re­lay for Life,” she said.

She of­fers a space for one day for $10, or the same space Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day for $25. Bring your own ta­ble and chairs.

Gib­son said cancer has af­fected her fam­ily, which is why she sup­ports the Re­lay for Life.

“One of my aunts, who was like a sec­ond mom to me, passed away,” Gib­son said.

The cel­e­bra­tion will run from 8 a.m. un­til 4 p.m.

Her last fundraiser gave $300 to the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety.

Call Gib­son at 410-658-2299 for more in­for­ma­tion on P’s New 2 U or the Re­lay for Life fundraiser.

The store is open Sun­day through Thurs­day 10 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. while Fri­day and Satur­day hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Cloth­ing, fur­ni­ture, toys and DVDs are among the items to browse in P’s New 2 U thrift and con­sign­ment store on North East Road near Ris­ing Sun High School.

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