St. Martin’s thrift shop to note anniversary


LEWISTON – August marks the third anniversary of the opening of the Bargain Basket Thrift Shop, corner of Bartlett and College streets. The mission is to support St. Martin de Porres Residence for homeless men and women who are in need of temporary assistance.

People from all walks of life volunteer in the shop, donate items for sale and visit the shop. The shop has antiques, linens, household articles, decorative pieces, furniture, electronics and jewelry.

In honor of the third anniversary, the shop is offering many items at discount prices. Framed pictures, lamps and small tables will be 25 percent off. There will be a clearance table and a door prize. Anniversary specials will be in effect from Aug. 1 to 10. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Brother Irenee Richard, Executive director of the residence, said, “The Bargain Basket is an important lifeline for our ministry. The proceeds it generates help us continue to provide support to those who are down on their luck. All of our volunteers give freely of their time and energy. I encourage you to come visit us, because the purchase you make will help us shelter the homeless and help the needy.”