Long time volunteer celebrates birthday

Pioneer of Tickle Trunk reaches new decade

On March 16, Ge Hofstra celebrated her 90th birthday.

In 2006 a couple of members of the Rimbey Christian Reform Church came up with an idea of opening a thrift store to benefit the citizens of Rimbey.

In the summer of 2006 the Tickle Trunk opened it doors accepting donations of clothing and household goods using volunteers to run it. Ge (Known to many as Oma or Grandma) has been a volunteer at the store since its beginning and can be found at the store most of the four days it is open (Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat.) In November, 2016 the store moved a block down Main Street to its present location. Proceeds from the store are shared with the Rimbey Christian school, various local charities including the food bank and to assist local people in times of need.

On March 17 Ge’s children and families including 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren gathered together for a family meal, birthday cake and celebration at the church.

Submitted by Dave Felbel

 

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