The Friends of Matheny’s Second Chance Shop is celebrating its 30th anniversary, a milestone that lent a special festive atmosphere to Linda Horton’s annual “thank you” event for the shop’s volunteers. Horton, a Matheny trustee, manages the shop, which passed the $100,000 mark in sales for this season on April 24.
Each of the volunteers attending the annual celebration event is asked to wear or bring at least one item purchased at the shop that can be modeled or demonstrated for everyone else. This year’s “fashion show,” as usual, was very entertaining. One volunteer wore a very unusual interchangeable item from Taiwanese designer Corinne Chen, and a group of volunteers showed how they could change napkins, pillowcases and shirts into aprons.