Board members in the picture are (left to right) Karen Roberts, Mary Petkovick, Cindy House, Laura Callihan, Cheryl Heintze, and Kay Willoughby.
Photo submitted by Twice Blessed
Twice Blessed celebrates 20 years and major milestone
Twice Blessed Consignment Shop, located at 124 West Hopkins, one block off the Square, celebrated its 20th anniversary the first week of March this year.
A ministry of First United Methodist Church of San Marcos, the shop opened its doors on Feb. 20, 2001 under the guidance of Jo Ann Childress, a long-time member of the church, along with founding members Gloria Amey, Shirley Harris, Martha Jackson, Mellie Nicholas, Marilou Rydl and Marguerite Thompson. This ministry uses a 60/40 consignment model, meaning that 60% of the profits go to the consignor and 40% are retained by the store, which makes consignors an integral part of the shop’s success.
Another important part of Twice Blessed’s success is that it is run entirely by volunteers. Many volunteers are members of First United Methodist Church while others are members of various churches in the area or men and women within the community who enjoy volunteering.
It is due to the dedication of the consignors, volunteers and the patronage of the greater San Marcos area community that Twice Blessed is now celebrating the milestone of donating $1 million to local charities such as the Hays County Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, Hays Caldwell Women’s Center, School Fuel, First United Methodist Church, United Campus Ministries at Texas State University and many others.
The Twice Blessed Advisory Board extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who has helped make the shop the success that it is today.
Twice Blessed Consignment Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The shop accepts cash or personal checks, but not debit or credit cards.