Treasures of the ARC ribbon-cutting set for Wed., Nov. 14

Lisa Yates @Lisa_editor

Community Opportunities – The ARC of East Ascension (COEA) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new thrift store – Treasures of the ARC.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at 108 E. Ascension St. in Gonzales.

The store will help COEA provide training and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Regular store hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tues.-Thurs.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri.; and, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat.

Cash, checks, credit and debit cards are accepted.

The store accepts donations, beginning at 8:30 a.m., Mon.-Sat. Donors can also call (225) 276-3173, to schedule an appointment for home pick-up. Items not accepted include large appliances (such as washers, dryers and refrigerators) and used computer equipment. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, call the store at (225) 644-2919.