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Noah’s Ark announces shift to summer hours

By Staff | May 1, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED Members of the Noah’s Ark Thrift Store all-volunteer staff celebrate another successful season. From left, front row, John Pryor, Stephanie Rahe, Linda Korn, Karen Rahn, Mickey Huff, Sue Jeffries and Sally McGowan; back row, David Searles and Brad Rahn.

Located on the grounds of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church on Sanibel, the Noah’s Ark Thrift Shop changed to its summer hours today, May 1, which will remain in effect through Aug. 9.

It is now open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with no Saturdays.

On Aug. 9, the store will host its annual Bag Day sale. On that day, customers are invited to buy marked bags in the church parking lot for $4 each, fill them with store goods and walk away with as many items as the bags carry. Items that do not fit in the bags are 80 percent off the regular price.

Bag Day marks the end of the summer and the shop closes for maintenance and restocking.

The store will reopen on Oct. 1 on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In November, it resumes winter hours – weekdays and first Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Noah’s Ark will not take donations between Aug. 9 and Sept. 3. Furniture donations must have the approval of the furniture chair. Donated items should be clean and in good condition.

Operated by the Women of St. Michael’s for over 50 years, the store offers for sale – at bargain prices – merchandise of all kinds, including women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, bedding, kitchen electronics and housewares, furniture and home furnishings, and a varied selection of books in its own special book station, “Barnes & Noah.”

Proceeds from the sales, coupled with monies from the parish’s annual budget, go to more than 25 local, regional and global charities and agencies. The shop staff and church extended heartfelt thanks to all of the donors who make the store’s charitable mission a continuing success.

For more information, call 239-472-2173 or visit saintmichaels-sanibel.org.

St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is at 2304 Periwinkle Way.