Cinderella’s Cellar prepares for Christmas


By Anne Marie Amacher

Carol Harrison, one of four co-chairs at Cinderella’s Cellar, stands with some of the Christmas items that will go on sale during a Christmas open house this Saturday, Oct. 27. Profits from Cinderella’s Cellar resale shop benefit the Kahl Home in Davenport.

DAVENPORT — Volunteers are gearing up to transform Cinderella’s Cellar resale shop into a Christmas wonderland.
Carol Harrison, one of four co-chairs for the resale shop run by the Catholic Service Board, said items are being prepared for display for the Christmas open house this Saturday, Oct. 27, with extended hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We will feature hundreds of Christmas and holiday items with many trees, wreaths, decorations, linens, household items, clothing, shoes, accessories and many more ideas for your home,” she said.
Regular merchandise — from adults and children’s clothing to house wares and small furniture — will be for sale throughout the shop as well. One entire room will be dedicated to Christmas items and other items will be scattered throughout.
The Catholic Service Board has approximately 125 women who volunteer and donate their time and talent. In addition to running Cinderella’s Cellar, volunteers also do bingo, crafts, birthday parties and cart duty at the Kahl Home. The nursing home moved to its new facility on Jersey Ridge Road in August, Harrison said.
Cinderella’s Cellar, located at 230 W. 35th St., has something new, too: windows installed thanks to a grant from the Riverboat Development Authority, Harrison said. The grant covered about 40 percent of the expense. “It’s an investment well worth the expense.” Already the volunteers can tell a difference from the single-pane windows to ones that are well insulated and tinted.
Cinderella’s Cellar is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Donations are accepted on days the cellar is open. Any items that the facility receives that it cannot use are donated to other organizations in the community.

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