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VNA Planning Saturday Morning Jewelry Event At Thrift Shop



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Three members of Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Newtown were at the association’s thrift shop Monday morning, working ahead of a special sale event planned for the approaching weekend.

Alice Falkowitz, Joan Reynolds and Mary Tietjen placed pieces of costume vintage collectible jewelry in the shop’s showcase and in racks that will be displayed atop the showcase this weekend.

The public is invited to visit the shop on Saturday, February 4, when it will be open from 9 am until noon. While the shop’s full inventory will be available, it is the large collection of jewelry the local VNA is focusing on this month.

“Proceeds from this will continue to support health and wellness offerings in the community,” Reynolds said. “We are a nonprofit group. All VNA sales go right back to the community.”

Through support of individuals, corporations and foundations, along with sales from the thrift shop, VNA Newtown has provided a range of programs and services to residents of Newtown and beyond for over a century. Current offerings include, but are not limited to, flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and eye screenings.

The local VNA also awards scholarships to high school seniors who are pursuing a career in nursing.

Entry to the VNA Thrift Shop is from the back parking lot of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. The shop is open Saturdays from 9 am to noon. Changes will be posted on the thrift shop door.

Donations of clothing and household items (new, slightly used, seasonal, in good condition) and collectibles can be brought in during shop hours.

Tietjen, the president of the local VNA chapter, reminds readers that new members are always welcome and membership is not limited to registered nurses.

“The VNA pays for nursing services,” she said January 30. “We’re not all nurses.”

The VNA Newtown Board of Directors — all volunteers — works closely with other local VNAs to provide many of the services offered and with Newtown Health District’s Director of Health to address health issues, programs, and town needs.

For additional information about the local VNA chapter, membership inquiries, or additional information, contact Mary Tietjen at 203-788-5371.


Managing Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at shannon@thebee.com.

The members of Visiting Nurse Association of Newtown — including, from left, Alice Falkowitz, Mary Tietjen and Joan Reynolds, Monday morning — have been preparing the organization’s thrift shop for a special jewelry sale. All proceeds will directly benefit health and wellness offerings in the community. —Bee Photos, Hicks
Necklaces and bracelets lead the offerings of a special sale focused on jewelry planned for February 4 at the VNA Thrift Shop.
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