Editor’s note: The following poem was written by Debbie Hooper, in celebration of the silver anniversary of Penny’s Worth, and submitted in honor of an upcoming birthday this Monday, Dec. 12.
Volunteer at Penny’s Worth
and experience the joy I do
every Wednesday at 10 a.m.
I open up with Kay to greet Jessie,
our best customer, who shops for
treasures at least three times a day.
We all know what she is looking for
and even save things for her. She
buys for everyone she knows!
And last year she went on a cruise
packing her suitcase with fashionable
Penny’s Worth clothing.
What a wonderful time she had!
Each shift we see more
friends and meet new ones.
Usually the new ones stay for hours
exploring all of Penny’s Worth!
Like Jessie they don’t want to
If you haven’t ever come, stop by
at 195 Avenue E, Hwy 98 between
15th and 16th Streets in Apalachicola.
Once you catch the treasure discovery
thrill you’ll come again and again.
To make it even more often, sign up
with Myra or T for a spot that needs
filling. Volunteering is its own treasure.
The training is easy and the time goes
by quickly. Take care of sales or learn to
price out the bargains and be a bright
spot to all who enter.
You will be glad you did.
Happy birthday, Jessie!