This Special Edition of Parish Profiles is brought to you by Pat Lynch, featuring the volunteers of our Mite Box Thrift Shop. It's been a record-setting year with smashing sales, upscale design, and customer service like you've never seen! The following volunteers have made our Thrift Shop a genuine mission of hospitality and outreach to the neighborhood. Way to go St.C's! STEVE Steve is the sage of the Thrift Shop. He can often be found “holding court” with the customers. One never knows what the topic of conversation is going to be but there is always something being discussed.
MARJORIE Marjorie is our energizer bunny. Has anyone ever seen Marjorie sit down? She loves the other volunteers and customers alike. Many times she can be found hugging or calling a customer “honey or darling”.
CATHY Cathy is our, on the premises, jewelry expert. She can wheel and deal with the best of them. She is also one of our Thrift Shop design consultants.
ISABEL Isabel is our “Hat Consultant” but at sunset She turns into a femme fatale with her “cap” set for “Thrift Shop Adam”. In her free time she is a gambler, playing Bingo. Her winnings she gives to the Quincy Animal Shelter. Isabel will have ice coffee and Adam to go.
THELMA Thelma is a long time volunteer having given many years to the Thrift Shop. She can sort with the best of them.
BARBARA Barbara is one of our newest members. She picked up the lay of the land really fast. Now she just has to keep the female customers and Bishop Harris from kidnapping John.
JOHN What can we say about John? He is our male Isabel. His English accent makes the female customers and Bishop Harris swoon.
MARY Mary is our Crisis Expert, she can find a crisis and get involved in record time. Mary wears many hats. She is also the “keep the Thrift Shop desk drawer in order” person and the “Mary we need more price tags” person. Always remember, if a coupon is out there, Mary can find it.
EILEEN Eileen is one of our floaters who is like a rolling stone or a moving target. It just depends on where she is at the time.
ALLISON Allison is one of our 1st Saturday of the month people. Allison is a stable influence. Maybe she should work with Isabel and/or John to make sure there are no kidnappings or “shotgun weddings” happening in the Thrift Shop.
WARD and MARK a/k/a THE LONE RANGER and TONTO Ward is our “go to person”. When anything needs to be fixed, built, mowed, put together, you name it, we “go to” Ward. He can always do something about whatever it is.
Mark is Ward’s faithful “sidekick”. Mark can also fix and cook just about anything. If the Thrift Shop ever opens for lunch Mark can do the cooking with Chef Ramsay.
REV. ERIC Eric is our reporter at large, whatever that means. He keeps the Thrift Shop in the news and out of the Police Blotter.
PAT Pat is the leader of the group, and at times often feels like the ringleader in the circus! She has developed and redesigned the Thrift Shop and it’s inventory to it’s current upscale look!