GREEN is our June Treasure Color!

First come first serve!

Hurry in to search for your GREEN Treasure color items!

For a limited time only all items with a GREEN tag will be 50% off!

Through Friday, JUNE 27…COME IN EARLY FOR THE BEST SELECTION during our GREEN Treasure Sale!  Clothing, knick knacks, dishes, pots, pans and more!

Cannot be combined with any other discount or coupon…

Closing early today!


Our shop will close at 4:00 p.m. today so our staff can put on their boots, saddle up their horses and head on over to our appreciation Hoedown this evening.  There is sure to be lots of delicious grub and a toe tapping good time!

We are so lucky to have “lassoed” each and every one of our volunteers!

Thank you for all that you do for our shop and the Lakeview Foundation!

Scholarship deadline is April 15

Proceeds from sales at the Community Thrift Shop help fund scholarships provided by The LakeView Foundation.

Fifty $2000 scholarships will be awarded in May of this year to students accepted as nursing or healthcare students at a college or university.

The scholarship applications are due by April 15, 2014 and may be accessed online at  The website identifies the criteria for applicants, explains the requirements to apply for a scholarship, and provides the application forms.

The donors to the Lakeview Foundation are pleased to be able to assist local students in achieving their goals to enter the healthcare field.  in 2013, the Foundation was able to assist 47 students from Eastern Van Buren County with their college expenses.  Each scholarship awarded is renewable for an additional three years providing the applicant meets the scholarship criteria and applies for a renewal scholarship.

If you know anyone from Eastern Van Buren County that has plans to go into the medical field, please urge them to submit their application prior to April 15, 2014.


In today’s hectic world, we don’t always say “thank you” enough. But it’s important for us to acknowledge that our community mission would be much harder to achieve without the assistance of our many volunteers.

Volunteering is a choice — a noble choice — that these exceptional men and women have made on behalf of our organization. And so at this time of year, we’re proud to recognize our volunteers’ role in all that we accomplish at our shop.

We thank our volunteers for their service and selfless dedication to the thrift shop and to Lakeview Foundation’s mission to provide scholarships to local medical students.

Over the past year the following people have generously given the gift of their time. If you know someone on the list, we encourage you to thank them for their significant contribution to our community.

Connie Ashcraft, Tony Bentley, Paula Boodt, Marge Bouse, Sally Brinkman, Edrie Britten, Judy Butler, Penny Chaloupka, Beverly Chamberlain, Kerry Cochran, Dorothy Dietz, Ginny Drogula, Brenda Elmore, Carole Erickson, Al Fader, Leanne Fader, Pat Garod, Pam Gehl, Jacquie Groenland, Bill Harris, Kathy Hobbs, Morene Huggett, John Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Paul Knudstrup, Sue Knudstrup, Mary Kohn, Marlene Lake, Mike Lake, Karen Lambert, Eunice Luke, Bev Mroczek, Jill Muir, Sue Mullard, Curt Newhouse, Deb Newhouse, Peggy Niemann, Cathy Paluch, Mary Peoples, Phyllis Peterson, Diane Pietrowski, Chris Pomeroy, Marcia Potter, Wayne Potter, Sally Quan, Rudy Reyna, Mary Roseboom, Joanne Rossman, Barb Sampsell, Gary Sampsell, Sally Schiele, Rich Schiele, Cheryl Shaw, Keith Shaw, Carol Sjoquist, Darlene Spalo, Audrey Spencer, Shirley Stewart, Connie Talsma, Carol Tedrow, Nancy Terry, Marcia Williams, Darlene Wilson, Barb Wright, Mary Lou Wright, Garry Yack

We would also like to thank Julie Gromek and Lakeview Foundation board members Eric Larcenese and Pam Gehl for their vital support.

As we observe National Volunteer Week (April 6- 12), The Community Thrift Shop would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful team of volunteers for all they do to serve our community.

Sue Harris, Mary Bentley, Community Thrift Shop managers