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Chatham Commissioners honor PTA Thrift Stores for contributions to schools

Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - At its meeting on October 3, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution honoring the PTA Thrift Stores, which have raised more than $6 million for K-12 schools in the county since the stores opened in 1983.

In this year alone, the resell stores have raised $461,992 involving nearly 52,000 volunteers hours. The first store was opened in Pittsboro, but they also operate stores in Siler City and Cole Park Plaze in northeastern Chatham.

The distribution of funds reward schools that contribute more volunteers to help with sorting and arranging donated items for sale. The funds helps provide educational materials and supplies.

From the left are volunteer officers and staff: Robin Hudson, president; Margaret Smith, secretary; Kim Clark Jones, vice president; Commissioner Chairman Brian Bock (back); Mary Hart, treasurer; Dianne Brooks, operations manager; and Howard Alston, manager of the Cole Park and Siler City stores. Not pictured is Kim Rhodes, manager of the Pittsboro store.

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