Come on people get it in gear,
for the first rally of the year,
Sorry, couldn't help myself! It does, however, require some mental preparation to get ready for an upcoming tour. First, you've got to have an open mind. (I am going to find exactly what I am looking for at a great price!) Second, you've got to do your exercises. (Practice ripping through your closet one hanger at a time at a timed pace). Last, but not least: Show up in great spirits. (Joy and laughter promotes more joy and laughter).
I would like to dedicate this trip to two of our members that are unable to attend due to illness:
As many of you know, Gail was diagnosed with cancer in October 2010 and has undergone massive chemotherapy and radiation since then. She has attended every thrift tour since we assembled with the exception of the last one and will be missed. Prayers for speedy recovery and the strength and dedication to take back your life and live as you should, cancer free! We're looking forward to you attending the next one, Gail!
Jimmy COLLENE Duhamel (She'll kill me for saying it, but it is actually her real name) had a stroke in February and has been moved from Cleveland Clinic to Woodlawn Village in hopes of full recovery. She has been a part of our group since May 2010 and was very instrumental in arranging that tour. Prayers for a speedy recovery and full mobility to enjoy your golden years, Collene.
Both of these ladies are wonderful friends and have been there for me in good times and bad. If you are fortunate to know them, you know what I mean. If you don't, you've missed out on our blessings!
PLEASE PRINT YOUR OWN ITINERARY AS I WILL NOT HAVE EXTRA COPIES THIS TIME.
Begins at 9 am sharp. We are meeting at my favorite local store, SALVATION ARMY on Lesh Rd NE in Canton. Don't forget to pack your lunch with drinks and snacks!
1. Salvation Army: 3533 Lesh St NE, Canton (in at 9, out by 9:30)
When leaving: (9 minutes to next destination, 4.74 miles)
-Go West on Lesh to Harmont Ave and Turn RIGHT.
-Turn LEFT on Atlantic Blvd / US 62 W. Go to 30th St NW Exit.
-Exit on 30th St NW and turn LEFT toward Cleveland Ave NW.
-Turn RIGHT onto Cleveland Ave NW and follow it past Fisher's Foods. RESTORE is on your LEFT hand side.
2. RESTORE: 4525 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton (In by 9:40, out by 10:15)
When leaving: (3 minutes to next destination, 1.49 miles)
-Go LEFT/NORTH on Cleveland Ave until it becomes Main St.
-Goodwill is on your RIGHT.
3. Goodwill: 950 S Main St, North Canton (In by 10:20, out by 10:45)
When leaving: (7 minutes to next destination, 1.49 miles)
-Go RIGHT/NORTH on Cleveland Ave toward GLENWOOD ST SW.
-Turn LEFT onto CHARLOTTE St NW.
-Turn RIGHT onto Portage St NW
-Turn RIGHT onto STRIP AVE NW
-Turn RIGHT onto Eagle Cir NW
-It is on your LEFT
4. 2nd Hand Treasures: 4701 Eagle Dr NW, North Canton (In by 10:55, out by 11:45) **$5 off your order of $25 or more here**
When leaving: (13 minutes to next destination, 7.34 miles)
-Go WEST on Eagle Cir NW toward Strip Ave NW. Turn LEFT onto Strip Ave NW.
-Turn RIGHT on Portage St NW. Portage St becomes LOCUST St. Goodwill is on the RIGHT side.
5. Goodwill: 2254 Locust St S, Canal Fulton (In by 12:00, out by 12:30)
When leaving: (8 minutes to next destination, 3.36 miles)
-Go RIGHT onto Locust St toward Cherry St E/OH 93.
-Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto MILAN ST S/OH93. Continue to follow OH 93.
-LAWRENCE TWP HALL - 5828 MANCHESTER is on the left.
LUNCH! (In by 12:40, out by 1:20) In the interest of time but the desire to dine all as one, we have opted to pack our own lunches and gather in one spot. (While I like the freedom of the road rally, I missed getting together with all of you. Sappy, I know, but I'm just sayin'...) Sgt Paul Stanley of the Lawrence Twp Police Department (and a new member of our group) has arranged it so that we may use his township facility, the Lawrence Twp Hall located at 5828 Manchester Ave NW in North Lawrence. THANKS A BUNCH, PAUL!
When leaving: (27 minutes to next destination, 15.29 miles. Take some time to digest your food and take in the scenery!)
-Go NORTH on Manchester Ave NW/OH93 and continue to follow 93
-Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto CHERRY ST W/OH 93.
-Turn RIGHT onto W TURKEYFOOT LAKE RD/OH-619.
-Turn LEFT onto S MAIN ST/CR 50. Continue to follow S Main St
-Turn Right onto E WATERLOO Rd
-VILLAGE DISCOUNT OUTLET (VDO) is on your left.
6. VILLAGE DISCOUNT OUTLET: 193 E Waterloo Rd, Akron (In by 1:47, out by 2:20)
When leaving: (12 minutes to next destination, 6.98 miles)
-Go EAST (LEFT) onto E Waterloo Rd toward Thornapple Ave.
-Merge onto I-77 N via the ramp on the LEFT.
-Keep LEFT to tak OH-8 N via Exit 125A toward Cuyahoga Falls.
-Take Exit 3B toward OH-261 / Tallmadge Ave / OH 8 Alt N.
-Stay STRAIGHT to go onto GORGE BLVD.
-Turn LEFT onto E TALMADGE AVE / OH-261
-Turn RIGHT onto N MAIN ST
-Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto E Cuyahoga Falls Ave.
-Abbey Ann's is on the RIGHT.
7. Abbey Ann's: 198 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron (In by 2:32, out by 3:05)
When leaving: (8 minutes to next destination, 3.34 miles)
-Start out going NORTHEAST on E CUYAHOGA FALLS AVE toward OAKLAND AVE.
-E Cuyahoga Falls Ave becomes HOWE AVE.
-Turn RIGHT on BRITTAIN RD
-Salvation Army is on the Right
8. SALVATION ARMY: 1634 Brittain Rd, Akron (In by 3:13, out by 3:45) **This is a new store to the group and I have it on good authority (who better than an avid thrifter?) that it is a huge store with lots of goodies.**
When leaving: (27 minutes to next destination, 15.16 miles)
-Start out going SOUTH on BRITTAIN RD toward BRITTAIN CIRCLE.
-Turn LEFT onto E TALLMADE AVE/OH-261. Continue to follow OH-261N.
-Enter next ROUNDABOUT and take the 3rd Exit onto SOUTHEAST AVE
-SOUTHEAST AVE becomes OH-532
-Turn LEFT onto US-224E
-Turn RIGHT onto OH-43
-Turn RIGHT onto W MAPLE ST/OH-619.
-TWICE IS NICE is on the LEFT side, right across from PUMP IT UP.
8. TWICE IS NICE: 1120 W Maple St, Hartville (In by 4:15, out by 5:00)
PRINT YOUR OWN COUPONS FOR THIS STORE:
When leaving: (less than a minute to next destination, .20 miles)
-Turn RIGHT onto OH-619.
-GOODWILL is on your RIGHT inside the plaza by MCDONALD's and BURGER KING.
9. GOODWILL: 864 W Maple St, Hartville (In by 5:05, out by whenever!)
Have a safe trip home and remember that this is only a small handful of shops located within our community and there aren't enough hours in the day to hit them all. On the path to the stores that I have selected for today's excursion we have passed several thrift and consignment stores that were worthy of visits.
If you plan on attending and have not yet notified me, please do. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks for making these tours a huge success.
If you can't make this tour, please print the itinerary anyway and visit these shops with your own group. Be sure to let the store owners / managers know that you found out about them here and are part of the group. This may mean extra discounts for you and your group if you plan ahead.
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