Free to browse at Free Store in South Royalton

Free Store Coordinator Jules Boger-Hawkins, left, sorts through donated items as Donna Ladeau, of Sharon, Vt., looks through a rack of clothes at BALE in South Royalton, Vt., on Friday, August 18, 2023. “You get a lot of stuff with interesting backstories here,” said Boger-Hawkins, who recently took home a leather suitcase donated by a community member who said he had taken it to Kolkata, India, on a yoga retreat when he was a hippie in the 70s. The Free Store is open every Friday in the summer from 3-6 p.m. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Free Store Coordinator Jules Boger-Hawkins, left, sorts through donated items as Donna Ladeau, of Sharon, Vt., looks through a rack of clothes at BALE in South Royalton, Vt., on Friday, August 18, 2023. “You get a lot of stuff with interesting backstories here,” said Boger-Hawkins, who recently took home a leather suitcase donated by a community member who said he had taken it to Kolkata, India, on a yoga retreat when he was a hippie in the 70s. The Free Store is open every Friday in the summer from 3-6 p.m. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. valley news / report for america — Alex Driehaus

Published: 08-18-2023 9:56 PM

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