"Neighbors Helping Neighbors" with Blue Hill business donation
February 11, 2021
Three little words that seem to describe mid-west residents, Nebraska residents in particular.
They were re-enforced again last week when Marilyn Alber and Sheila Hesman visited Lawrence as representatives of the Treasure Trove in Blue Hill to transfer a donation to the Lawrence Community Building Fund from the business in Blue Hill.
The Blue Hill Treasure Trove is an area community thrift store that is staffed by volunteers. Proceeds are then given as donations to area organizations such as food pantries, fire department, ambulance and schools.
People from Lawrence have donated the cash register and have custom built the cash register stand. Others from Lawrence have donated items to the store and shopped at the store. The Treasure Trove is open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store opened in September 2019.
Also the store will help those in the area that have had a house fire. Items for sale are men's, women's and children's clothing and shoes, kitchen and home decor, books small furniture, baby and miscellaneous items.
Building Fund Grows . . .
While the Building Committee was most grateful for the $150,000 donation from the Linda Ruth Hill Estate via Lyle Kohmetscher last October, they have not stopped looking for more donations. They expressed their gratitude to the Blue Hill business as well.
In fact, since Thanksgiving 2020, another $33,255 has been donated for the building and that does not include the proceeds from the Lottery conducted last fall. It has come in smaller amounts and really represents the support the building has in the community.
Some of those donations have come in designated to honor families. Children, or grandchildren combined to honor a family's elders who were/are such a part of the community's history.
Looking forward, the Building Committee is encouraging all types of donations. They hope for small, medium and large donations and are working to see if anyone receiving the federal stimulus check might be willing and able to help stimulate the building fund.