The annual Assistance League of Colorado Springs Fun Fair on Nov. 1 was its usual pre-Christmas shopping and fashion treat, with special outfits from the league's thrift store.
But this year there were news announcements as well.
The league has purchased a larger building for its Bargain Box Thrift Store and remodeling of the new site, the Pettigrew building at 405 S. Nevada Ave., should be completed by February. The matriarch of the Pettigrew family had been a member of the Assistance League.
For now, The Bargain Box remains open in its familiar location around the corner at 211 E. Costilla St.
Originally the league had planned to build a facility at 525 E. Costilla St., but has sold that land to Pikes Peak Prep Charter School.
Other news was the change in the start-of-the-school-year Operation School Bell, which has clothed thousands of area kids for school. It was moved from the Bargain Box to a partnership with Kohl's on Powers Boulevard and over 13 days served 2,450 needy youngsters who shopped for new apparel, said store manager Chandra Mills.
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