2013-11-22 / Community Events

Fort Gordon Thrift Shop’s First Saturday offers holiday bargains

By Meredith Poldrack-Segrist
Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club

Finding the perfect gifts for everyone on a holiday shopping list is a snap at the Fort Gordon Thrift Shop’s First Saturday. The lively event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 featuring 50 percent off Thrift Shop-owned items. Military clothing, formals and coats are excluded.

“Our selection of gentlyused toys, clothes and household goods, all available at amazing prices, makes it easy to complete your holiday shopping while sticking to a budget,” said Stephanie Lainez, manager of the Fort Gordon Thrift Shop. “With 50 percent off Thrift Shopowned items and no tax on purchases, our shoppers save big throughout the year at First Saturday.”

New merchandise arrives at the Thrift Shop every day, so shoppers can always be assured of finding something to catch their eye. Plus, with three buildings filled with treasures, hunting for steals and deals can be exciting.

“ Since many of our consignors travel the world with the military, we frequently offer items from Europe and Asia,” said Lainez. “Shopping at this Augusta thrift shop is always a pleasant surprise.”

The Fort Gordon Thrift Shop sells furniture, clothing, toys, crafts and Fort Gordon-themed items and offers them all tax-free. Operated by the Fort Gordon Spouses’ & Civilians’ Club, the shop is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the First Saturday of each month, October through May, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations are accepted during business hours as well as at the donation bin located next to the shop. DOD card holders may consign items every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and First Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Profits from the Thrift Shop go toward annual scholarships and grants for community organizations and students. In 2013, the Thrift Shop’s success helped the club award more than $20,000 in scholarships and grants.

The Thrift Shop is located in Building 39102 behind the Exchange in the Brems Barracks near Avenue of the States and 40th Street.

For more information, visit www.fgscc.com, www.facebook.com/ fgscc or www.facebook.com/ftgordon. thrift.

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