Posted March 7, 2013 at 11:20 am

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The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and officials and volunteers from the Treasure Hunt, 109 West Broadway, cut the ribbon Friday morning, March 1. W.I.N.G.S. Refuge is the parent organization. The opening is set for Wednesday, March 20. The new facility just west of Pathways is a boutique selling gently used clothing and household items to support the W.I.NGS Refuge ministry, an outreach program and Arc of Hope shelter for women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. The mission of the Treasure Hunt is bringing hope, healing and restoration to survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse and to break this cycle of abuse and addiction through the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and the power of His word. All proceeds from the store will go to support this mission and assist women and children to live victorious lives free from abuse and addictions, healthy and whole.

Hours of operation are: Tuesdays – 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 2nd and 4th Fridays each month – 1 to 4 p.m.

The public is invited. There is a minimal charge for clothing, shoes and household items with 95% of the items priced at $2 or less. Occasionally new or like new items might be priced higher. Used clothing will be received anytime the Treasure Hunt is open, but if possible they prefer it be delivered on Wednesdays and Thursdays. DO NOT leave donations when there is no one to accept them.

Pictured are (from left) Treasure Hunt volunteers Bonnie Keeton, Margaret Charbonneau, Irene Kater, D’Ette Eaves and Janet Pasley; Chamber board members Toshua Barnes – McCormick and Janna Dody, Chamber Volunteer Sylvia Ackley, Chamber Executive Director Jackson Tough, W.I.N.G.S. Refuge Executive Director Cheryl Duly, W.I.N.G.S. Refuge Board Chairman Russ Souza, Chamber board members Todd Leonard and Jeff Witt, Chamber members Jack Daniel, Rose Mott and Starr Dobbs and Treasure Hunt volunteers Muriel Souza, Shawn Abell and Troy Ewart.