FORT MYERS, Fla. ( June 20 , 2013)

On Friday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., customers are invited to pop a balloon for a discount tag to receive additional savings off already well-priced items during the Community Thrift Store’s second anniversary celebration. There also will be special pop-up surprises each hour for shoppers, along with complimentary theater-style popcorn and soda pop.

The Community Thrift store is located in Miner’s Plaza, next to Planet Fitness, on the corner or McGregor Boulevard and Gladiolus in the Iona area of South Fort Myers. Regular store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 225-6529.

The store features home décor, clothing, artwork, knick knacks and furniture, as well as building supplies, construction materials, appliances, and fixtures. When an individual or an organization donates items to the store, they receive a tax deductible receipt.

Shell Point Retirement Community, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, opened the Community Thrift Store in 2011. Since the first year of operation was so successful, the store was expanded into a larger space in the same shopping center in 2012. “We are so grateful that the residents of Fort Myers have been so supportive of our thrift store,” said Patty Cox, store manager.



“Shoppers love the friendly staff, which is comprised of more than 75 Shell Point volunteers.”

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at or call 1-800-780-1131.

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