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Major Peter Maynard and Gordon Adams show off a tea set on sale when the new Salvo’s shop opens Tuesday.
Major Peter Maynard and Gordon Adams show off a tea set on sale when the new Salvo’s shop opens Tuesday. Renee Pilcher

THERE’LL be something for every taste, from Noritake porcelain to vintage dolls, clothes, books, electrical appliances, furniture and bric-a-brac.

The Salvation Army is opening a new Family Store at its Stumm Road site and invites everyone along to the official opening and sausage sizzle on Tuesday, April 20, at 11am.

The spacious, purpose-built “op shop” staffed by volunteers will open between 8.30am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday (no EFTPOS).

Major Peter Maynard said the decision to move the shop to the Southside location was a practical one, when takings at the CBD-based store were barely covering the rent.

Shop manager Gordon Adams said donations can be dropped off between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Larger items can be picked up by arrangement.

It’s a fact of life a growing number of people are struggling to make ends meet, however, with help from the community, the Salvos can in turn help those in need. “People are really generous and we do appreciate their support,” Major Maynard said.

All profits raised by from the Family Store are used to help people in the Gympie region.

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