Silver & Such store moves to larger quarters at Silver Key

       Silver & Such thrift store, run by Silver Key Senior Services, has moved to a larger location in the Silver Key complex at 2250 Bott Ave., and is now open four days a week instead of one.
       A “Grand Re-Opening” for the antique/boutique store - which had been closed a week so the new space could be prepared - was Nov. 1. The new hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Silver & Such is open to the general public. Sale proceeds will help support the non-profit agency pay for its programs for seniors.
       “Shoppers will find a wide range of items from clothing to pots and pans, as well as vintage collectibles and antiques, exercise equipment, home décor and furnishings, and many hidden treasures throughout the store,” said Cindi Vialpando, Director of Supportive Services for Silver Key.
       Various volunteers will man the store, but the ultimate hope is to find a single volunteer group to take over its management, she said.
       The expansion decision was an attempt to respond to customer interest, as well as to make use of numerous donated items, she said. For more information, call 632-1521.
       Also at Silver Key, the agency's annual Giving Tree fund-raising effort is underway, in which people can purchase a new gift that matches a senior citizen's request on one of the Girl Scout-made ornaments hanging from one of the Giving Trees in Colorado Springs.
       Several of the trees are at businesses; a Giving Tree that's available to the general public on the Westside is at Wal-Mart, 707 S. 8th St.
       The deadline for participation is Dec. 2.

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