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Find buried treasure at The ReStore

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — There are thrifters… and then there are thrifters. Erica Wolfe and her daughter fall into the camp of serious thrifters. They find their treasures — which they transform into creative home decor projects — on the cheap at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 408 Madison St.

“I love that place,” said Wolfe. “I think it’s the best thing since peanut butter and jelly.”

The flea-market-like space is filled with thousands of objects, where the odd drawer pull, floor tile or sink is a hidden treasure simply waiting to be found at bargain basement prices.

The store is an arm of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit Christian housing organization with a goal of eradicating homelessness and substandard housing. Through its sales of donated building materials, fixtures and appliances it funnels funds into Habitat for Humanity projects. By recycling such items, the Restore also saves a tons and tons of building materials from landing in the landfill.

It’s a win-win situation.

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ReStore Green Thumb Festival celebrates Earth’s bounty

CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Sustainability has become a major buzzword as the citizens of planet Earth continue to recognize its fragility — evidenced by today’s celebration of Earth Day. So when Habitat for Humanity ReStore began its Green Thumb Festival three years ago, it was an idea whose time had come.

This year the Green Thumb Festival, a free event that promotes everything from gardening to recycling, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 408 Madison St. Set to the backdrop of music by Curious Bluegrass, the free festival includes area farmers who sell fresh produce, yard art sculpture and more for the garden. Members of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners Association will sell their home grown plants. There will also be a free giveaway of mulch and manure.

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Women Build & Swirlz Fundraising Event

We are very pleased to announce Women Build and Swirlz Art Studio has teamed up to offer a fantastic event with a percentage of the proceeds going to benefit the Women Build. We would like to invite you and your friends to join us on May 20th at 2pm to learn how to paint this beautiful “Tulips for Tools” painting at Swirlz Art Studio.

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