The Thrift Shop is essentially closed through April 6, 2020
EXCEPT we will provide needed items for pick-up
Tuesday – Friday from 11am to 1pm for those in need.
Donations will also be accepted at those times. Diapers, wipes, and formula are welcome,
as are bikes, scooters, strollers and other items to help occupy children who would normally be at school or daycare during the day. Items can be new or used, as appropriate.
GOLF OUTING UPDATE
As of March 26, we are still planning to have the Golf Outing fundraiser on Saturday, May 9. Information on registration or sponsorship of the event is available on the Golf Outing flyer.
GARAGE SALE & 50/50 RAFFLE POSTPONED The fundraising garage sale originally scheduled for early April is postponed; further details TBD. The 50/50 raffle will still be held, but at a later date, which may or may not be during the garage sale. We'll give updates as needed. We have received a number of raffle tickets already; those and any other raffle tickets received in coming weeks will be held until the drawing. It is fine to continue sending raffle tickets; we will make sure each ticket received is included in the drawing.
If you planned to donate items for the garage sale and are able to hold onto them till the new garage sale date is announced, we will accept those donations in the weeks prior to the new date. Thank you for your generosity.
If you would still like to purchase raffle tickets, you may download raffle ticket pages to print and send them to RTL PO Box 72, Sidney, OH 45365 or drop them off during our regular business hours.
January 22—Around 75 people gathered at the courthouse in downtown Sidney for the annual Pro-Life Candlelight Vigil, which marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision of 1973 that legalized abortion in the United States. Beginning in the basement of the courthouse, the vigil commenced with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Program Director, Anne Schmiesing, addressed the crowd providing information about programs for post-abortion healing. A guest speaker, Holly Schieffer, then shared her story of a successful adoption and one that fell through due to an abortion; she and her husband also have a 14-month old daughter, conceived after a diagnosis of infertility. A candlelight procession around the courthouse followed the talks. Participants returned to the building for concluding remarks and prayer.
The event is sponsored by Shelby County Right to Life. The Sidney Council of the Knights of Columbus provided refreshments following the event.
New Policy For Bad Weather Closings
(Posted Feb 2020) When there are weather-related school closings, the Thrift Shop may sometimes still open, unless road conditions are severe. Please check our homepage and Facebook pages for posted changes, or call 937-498-1812 if weather-related closings are possible.
Save the Dates: Post Abortion Healing Events
ONE DAY EVENTS for post abortion healing:
–None posted at this time.
WEEKEND RETREATS for post abortion healing:
March 13-15 -Women’s Retreat (Project Rachel)
to register call or text: 531-784-0531 (Cincinnati Archdiocese)
($150 cost, if able to pay; Shelby Co RTL can assist w/ costs)
Save the date: 2020 Golf Outing at Shelby Oaks, Saturday, May 9.
More info about the Scramble for Life can be found here.
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Please keep SCRTL in mind for other similar corporate donations programs.
Life Chain 2019
More than fifty Shelby County pro-lifers joined thousands of others across the continent in more than 1600 communities in prayerful witness at the annual Life Chain, Sunday, October 6 on the court square. With rain threatening, the program began inside the RTL shop with a prayer led by Father Jarred Kohn of the Petersburg Parishes. Elias Bezy delivered his contest-winning speech, then the group moved outside—no rain!—and displayed pro-life messages for downtown passersby.
Thanks to all who participated in this important witness.
Right to Life of Shelby County
102 E. Poplar St.
PO Box 72
Sidney, OH 45365
Building a culture of life in Shelby County since 1974