The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for the Fringe Thrift Closet’s new location within the Woodland Mall at 1234 N. Main St.. The event will take place on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The Fringe is a non-profit, donation-based resale shop that has been in operation for 15 years. They take donations for household items, curtains/ bedding, seasonal merchandise, books, clothing, shoes, toys/games, furniture, music, movies, jewelry, bags/purses, electronics, crafting items, and other miscellaneous items.
Sally Green, the owner, chose to move locations when she began outgrowing her old space at the mall. She was seeing an increase in donations, as well as customers, and needed to move to a larger area, but wanted to remain at the mall because her customer base was accustomed to going there.
The shop is mostly staffed by volunteers which allows Green to be able to give back to the community. She regularly gives coupons to non-profit organizations in the community to share with people who have a limited income and need assistance with clothing and household items.
The event will include opening words from Mayor Mike Aspacher and BG Chamber Executive Director Mary Hinkelman, followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony. Light refreshments will be offered. Anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP at https://www.bgchamber.net/rsvp/.