The Heber Overgaard Service Team Thrift Store has expanded to accept more donations to help those in need. The store uses volunteers to keep that assistance available to those in need.
Warming days and nights reaching just below freezing is predicted to change Friday afternoon starting with a 20 percent chance of rain increasing to 70 percent with winds up to 20 mph.
Later in the evening, the rain will develop into snow and wind gusts that could top 50 mph. An overnight accumulation of snow is expected to range in depth from 1 inch to 3 inches. Saturday morning, a 30 percent chance of snow will continue and decrease as the day progresses.
Lows will drop Saturday night to around 20 degrees, and the high Sunday is expected to be around 45 degrees with no further chance of precipitation. Temperature will follow with nighttime lows at or around the mid 20s, with daytime highs remaining in the mid 40s.
Recently, the the Heber Overgaard Service Team Thrift Store, located on Highway 260 in Heber, has expanded its retail area of the store.
This volunteer-based organization started having roots when Frank Greer, who was the principal of Capps School at the time, approached the now-disbanded Kiwanis Club in 1987.
There were several families in the Heber Overgaard community that could not send their children to school due to a lack of funds. Those parents could barely keep food on the table and could not afford proper clothing for school. Mr. Greer requested clothing from the Kiwanis Club for some children so they could attend school. As word got out, there was such an outpouring of clothing donations, that it was necessary to store some of them at George’s service station in a back room.
Linda Owen, Vera Crench and Pearl Meyers, Kiwanis Club member wives, were three ladies instrumental in setting up and opening the first store.
Many others volunteered throughout the years to keep it going and the location changed many times.
Many different types of donations now are being accepted to assist more specific needs of those who are in need.
Current officers of H.O.S.T. are: Shirley Currier, president; Sylvia Cherry, vice president; Beth Smith, treasurer; and Mickey Williams, secretary. Team leaders are Shirley Currier, Sylvia Cherry, Shelby Slaton and Delores Lyrenmann.
The H.O.S.T. Board of Directors determines how the funds are dispersed including approvals on individual requests.
Donations of gently used furniture, as well as the clothing, house wares, small appliances, knickknacks, dishes and volunteers