First chance at Second Chance

Linda Horton, left, with a satisfied shopper at First Chance at Second Chance in 2012.

On Wednesday, August 14, bargain shoppers will get a preview of the merchandise to be featured next fall at the Second Chance Shop, the thrift shop operated in Gladstone, NJ, by The Friends of Matheny, the auxiliary group that raises funds to benefit Matheny’s students and patients. That’s the date for “First Chance at Second Chance,” a one-day reopening of the shop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

According to Linda Horton, the Matheny trustee and Peapack, NJ, resident who manages the shop, “This is everyone’s opportunity to purchase all of our new merchandise before we re-open on September 3. The shop is super loaded with exciting items.”

The shop is located adjacent to the United Methodist Church on Jackson Avenue. The Friends of Matheny has raised more than $3 million since the group was started in 1983.