Re-opening held at Springville Trading Post
Judge Tim Frank officiated at the ceremony and Pastor Keith Clark of the Springville Crossing Church spoke and prayed. Springville Chamber of Commerce President David Field and Assemblyman Kevin Smardz also addressed the staff, donors and volunteers of the outreach center on behalf of the families throughout the surrounding communities who are assisted by the center. Field also thanked Smardz for his efforts in helping to re-open the old Route 219 high-level bridge this year.
The trading post also highlighted its outreach areas with a volunteer fair and displays outreach stations. The post’s various offerings include the clothing exchange program, community soup kitchen, food pantry, Hike 4 Hunger, gluten-free support group and Stitches of Love – quilting circle.
The trading post serves families year-round with the giving tree, Baby Love for infant assistance, Kids 2 Camp, New 4 School, drives to give kids a new backpack, outfit and school supplies, One Warm Coat Drive and Christmas Blessings with Toy Depot.
The trading post has assisted more than 300,000 families and individuals during the last 10 years. “We could not exist without [our volunteers],” said Linette Crelly.
To learn more about the trading post, visit 38 Franklin St. in Springville, call 592-4455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.