Message from Ann: October/November 2016

Dear Friends—

I’m writing this as I head up to Boston for ReuseConex 2016, the biennial convention for the reuse industry. I’m looking forward to learning what new things are happening in reuse, catching up with old friends and hopefully making some new friends too.

Before I go, want to let you know what’s been happening around here and make sure you know about our two fabulous special events coming up.

We moved up the schedule for our Annual Fund Drive and sent out letters last month instead of waiting until the end of the year. THANK YOU to everyone who has responded. We’ve gotten many nice comments on the mailing and we love hearing from so many of our old friends.

If you haven’t made a donation yet, it’s not too late!

You can visit the donation page of our website to donate online or you can mail us a check or make a contribution the next time you’re in the store.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your support … past, present and future.

We have two events coming up that everyone is invited to — our annual SMASHFEST on Black Friday, November 25 ( the day after Thanksgiving) from 3 to 7 p.m. and SCRAPIVERSARY, a community celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Scrap Exchange and the 50th anniversary of the Center Theater that will be held on Friday, December 16 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Scrapiversary is when we’ll open the time capsule that was buried outside when the theater was built. What do you think is in it? We’ve heard some fun ideas so far. If you have an idea, be sure to fill out one of our time capsule idea cards the next time you’re in the store.

We also invite anyone who has memories of the theater, the shopping center or the surrounding neighborhood to contact special events coordinator Julia Gartrell by phone at 919-213-1278 or by email at events2 (at She’s working on a gallery exhibit that will commemorate the history of the neighborhood and feature the items taken out of the time capsule.

That is what’s coming up in November and December.

But before that, we have our October Third Friday gallery opening. This month the Cameron Gallery is featuring the work of mixed media artist Chance Murray. Come check it out!

With love and gratitude,

Ann May Woodward
Executive Director
The Scrap Exchange

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