Early start

Teresa Radebaugh, left, and Susan Pospischil.

Business was brisk at First Chance at Second Chance, the August 14th one-day sneak preview of all merchandise to be featured at the Second Chance Shop, the thrift shop operated by The Friends of Matheny, the auxiliary group that raises funds to benefit Matheny’s students and patients.

One of the busiest customers was Susan Pospischil from Defiance, MO, who was visiting Chester, NJ, resident Teresa Radebaugh. Pospischil was buying lots of sweaters and purses to take back to the Midwest, while Radebaugh was buying books and other items for her first grandchild, soon to arrive. During the regular Second Chance season, which resumes on September 3, Radebaugh volunteers at the shop.

The Second Chance Shop is located adjacent to the United Methodist Church on Jackson Avenue in Gladstone, NJ. The Friends of Matheny has raised more than $3 million for Matheny’s students and patients since its inception in 1983.