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KidZone’s Treasure Chest holding closing sale

Carol Meagher

I am sorry to announce we will be closing the Treasure Chest Store in January. It is sad as we had no idea there was such a community need for recycled affordable children’s items when we opened the store. And our revenue has gone way up in the past three months due to the economy.

In this regard it has been very rewarding helping those in need like the teen parent program, Humane Society and the many orphanages that come looking for clothing. While we feel the store has been an asset to our community, thanks to the donations from many of you, the rent makes it a struggle to run effectively. If anyone has ideas how we can remain an affordable community asset, please call the museum at 587-5437.

We are especially grateful for the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation who helped us start the store three years ago. The Foundation is always looking out for our community members and the non-profit organizations that serve them.

We need to focus all our energy on finding a permanent home as the land KidZone resides on, which has been graciously donated by the school district, will eventually be needed for school use. We need a larger space anyway, as we are often at capacity. Imagine how great it would be if we had space for a nature center, science lab, theater for puppet shows etc., cafe, room for our classes and exhibits for our older children. This needs to be our primary focus in 2009.

The Treasure Chest is currently stocked with affordable new and used gifts for children. Some of which we will be giving away to children in need but the rest ” feel free to come shop! We have up to 50 percent off of new wooden puzzles, doll houses, Megna Tiles and more. And all clothing is just $1.

” Carol Meagher

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