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Fairfield ReStore grand opening Saturday

Oct 03, 2016

Fairfield Habitat for Humanity ReStore is hosting its official grand opening celebration of its new location from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

All community members are welcome to attend, enjoy and learn more about the ReStore and Habitat for Humanity’s special charity mission, invited Monty Congdon, the Fairfield ReStore manager.

The fun and free festivities are set to include: live music featuring the local music of Society of Broken Souls and Irish band Cafe Ceili; treats and refreshments; door prizes and discount coupons; and a prize drawing for two tickets to any Artist Series Show at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

The Fairfield ReStore is a donation-based home improvement thrift store. All profits from the ReStore’s operation goes to support Fairfield Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building affordable homes for low income families in the community.

The Restore opened in September 2011 as a Pre-Restore. Habitat for Humanity International officials in Atlanta, Georgia, were concerned Fairfield was too small to support a Restore without taking away from its mission. But John Loin, a director on the Fairfield Habitat board, pushed for the store, and it was allowed to open as a Pre-Restore.

After yearly audits and proving itself financially healthy, the Fairfield Pre-Restore became a fully qualified ReStore about two years ago. It is the smallest Re-Store in the Habitat for Humanity International organization.

After much research, consideration, and deliberation by the Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity board and the ReStore Committee, a decision was made to purchase the old 1-Stop Rental property at 1903 Business Highway 34.

Construction on an addition to the existing rental business building began in April, and was completed this summer, and the business moved in August with help from volunteers from local churches, clubs, civic organizations and more.

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