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Volunteers make over St. Vincent store

BY KATIE PAXTON kpaxton@paducahsun.com

The St. Vincent De Paul Budget Store is in the middle of a major makeover, thanks to volunteers from Nashville, Illinois, as a part of St. Ann's Catholic Youth Ministry.

Originally opened in 1993, the St. Vincent De Paul Budget Store sells a variety of second-hand items at a fraction of their original price to meet their mission of relieving need of others and embracing works of charity. Proceeds from the sales go to those in need.

"We sell a little bit of everything," said Kathy Keeney, store manager. "It can be clothes, shoes, vases, irons, dishes, jewelry, furniture, a little bit of everything."

As a volunteer-based organization, the store, located at 2025 Cairo Road in Paducah, has had many local groups help with the renovation, including the West Kentucky Presbyterian Youth Group, Boy Scouts Troop 7, students from the St. Mary School System, and this week the St. Ann's Catholic Youth Ministry.

"We have people from all walks of life who come in and volunteer," Keeney said. "We run on volunteer labor, and we're always looking for more qualified volunteers to assist."

Currently, the members of St. Ann's Catholic Youth Ministry are repainting the exterior and interior walls of the shop and helping with restoring brighter light fixtures in the main room of the store. The nine volunteers with St. Ann's will mark their finished work with a mural of their handprints and names.

"It's really great (to see the progress)," said Austin Blumhorst, 17, of St. Ann's Catholic Youth Ministry. "We helped this place, and it helped us a lot and has taught us to be better people."

Contact Katie Paxton, a Paducah Sun staff writer, at 270-575-8655.

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