Support The Community Thrift Shop
To The Editor:
This letter is in reference of the Estes Park Community Thrift Shop complaint stated by one person which makes you wonder if he has ever volunteered for anything in his life. If he had, then he would not be stirring up a problem for the Thrift Shop that does so much for people and individual entities in our community.
The Estes Park Community Thrift Shop has donated to the Big Thompson Flood Memorial so generously which is greatly appreciated. The Big Thompson Flood of 1976 lost 144 lives how can one help to repay that loss. (NEVER) Trying to help in some way we have formed a scholarship fund for the victims grandchildren and great grandchildren with generous donations, book sales, and now donations from the Estes Park Community Thrift Shop, we are able to give more scholarships. This has been very rewarding giving to these students, who most of them did not have the privilege of knowing their grandparents. What could be more meaningful?
Before the parking spaces were taken away from the Thrift Shop, which was hurting no one, it was not a hazard to any one and on any given day you could drive in and park. Now, we have to circle and wait for someone to leave before being able to park. No one should be able to take away the parking from these caring volunteers and their customers. They are doing their best to make a big difference in our community, plus volunteering their time. We need them to continue on in our community. So why then would the city council even consider anything other than a variance and leave the Thrift Shop alone.
We live in a throw away world, the landfills are overflowing and still there is more than enough items for two or even three thrift shops in Estes Park. Have you ever thought about the massive pile there would be if it weren’t for these Thrift Shops making an outlet for people to bring their item and make available to those who don’t have as much as other’s.
Please take a good long look at what the underlying problem is which no one can see. Obviously this person has too much time on his hands, or a vendetta. To him I say, try volunteering, it makes you feel good.
If you support the Thrift Shop, come to the City Hall Friday the 29th at 10:00 a.m. Thank you
Barb and Andy Anderson