JAY — Work First Inc., a private nonprofit organization, will open a third store for their Touch of Class Thrift Shop operations. The grand opening for the new store, Touch of Class Too, is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 30. The store is located in the Jay Plaza, next to Hannaford and Subway.

The shop supports local individuals with intellectual disabilities from the surrounding community. The individuals that work at the store also live in the immediate area. The shop will offer quality secondhand women, men’s and children’s clothing. A bookcase will display good used books, many at 50 cents each. Another shelving area will hold small household items, dishware and knick knacks.

The organization decided to open the new shop because of the need to employ more individuals with disabilities in the community and because of many calls from the community requesting a shop south of Farmington. All the shops will continue to offer sorting, pricing, steaming and ironing opportunities as well as cash register operations.

The Touch of Class has been successful over the last two years due to the generosity of local residents and their donations, according to the organization. A bin will be available in the front of the Jay store for clean, used clothing and small items that can fit in the bin. No large items or electronics will be accepted.

All are welcome to attend the grand opening. Light refreshments will be served.


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