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December 15, 2012

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Dec. 15-16

READER CHEERS

... to Helping Hands Thrift Store. It is located in the 1700 block of 10th Street in Jeffersonville, just two doors down from Big Lots, located on the corner of the shopping mall.

Randy Jones, a retired firefighter, is the owner. A year ago when he discovered his son had leukemia he decided to open the store and send all the profits to research of this illness for a cure.

All of his merchandise is donated. Some is new and other is used. His prices are usually less that other thrift stores in our area. He will pick up heavy donations like furniture and other items to heavy or awkward for a person to drop off themselves.

The upkeep and sorting of the merchandise is done by all volunteer force, (which they could use more of.) The days are the volunteers choice as are the hours worked and when. For example, one woman goes in at 10 a.m. when they open and leave around noon to 12:30 p.m. Others come in around noon and stay until they have to leave to pick the children up from school. Working every other day. It is surprising how much they can get done and would like to do more.

Helping Hands will help find a cure for leukemia with your help. Call 502-553-0185 for more information.

— Frances Harris, Clarksville

READER JEERS

... once again to the city of Charlestown for not lowering its American flag on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day.

— Harold Goodlett, Charlestown

— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at shea.vanhoy@newsandtribune.com or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

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