Dear Editor:

The Carroll County Thrift Shop, 126 S. 4th St., Savanna, is celebrating 49 years with an Anniversary Winter Wear $2 Bag Sale Friday and Saturday, March 19-20. The Thrift Shop is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

The Carroll County Help Center (CCHC) exists for the purpose of helping families in need of emergency assistance who live in Carroll County.

We also give three annual scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Funds for these scholarships are derived from memorial and monetary donations as well as the sale of used items through the Carroll County Thrift Shop in Savanna, a cooperative effort of the faith communities in Carroll County.

Monetary donations may be directed to our treasurer, Carol Gloor, 946 N 4th St., Savanna, IL 61074. As a 501 c (3) not for profit organization, donations to the Carroll County Help Center are tax deductible.

Assistance from churches, service organizations, and individuals help sustain our pool of resources to enable us to assist our neighbors with emergency needs. If you are interested in becoming part of our network of volunteers, please contact CCHC President Nancy Sweitzer at 815-622-8132.

Marcia Clausen

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