Join the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting and Business Mixer to celebrate the 80th Anniversary/Birthday of the Arcadia Welfare and Thrift Store at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. Guests will enjoy Lee Segal’s famous BBQ Beef Brisket along with other delicious BBQ treats and Birthday desserts.
The store will be open for shopping during the celebration, and if you’re doing some Spring Cleaning, you may bring items to donate to their inventory.
The unique thrift shop, founded in 1932 by a group of Arcadia teachers and at this location for more than 30 years, offers amazing bargains and wonderful treasures on everything from furniture to nearly new clothes, all priced at $1 and up. Sales support the homeless and people in need of assistance in Arcadia. The Arcadia Welfare and Thrift offers the annual White Christmas program that collects and donates to the needy. The group has a department that offers food, water and blankets to the homeless.