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Horseshoes good fortune
Schools thrift store will benefit special ed students
Emily Prescott
Emily Prescott and Principal Dan Noel man the cash register at Horseshoe Thrift Store. - photo by Photo by Sandi Van Orden

The Horseshoe Thrift Store opened Monday at South Effingham High School, with proceeds going to the special ed department at SEHS. The funds will be used toward field trips and other programs for the students.

The store will be open Mon.-Fri. from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Helen Odom, a teacher at SEHS, said the store will benefit her students by teaching them job skills including handling money, sorting and counting. She said the skills they learn can help them when they seek a job after they are out of school.

She said her students are very excited about the store opening.

“They are all on a weekly schedule,” Odom said. “They know the days they work.”

Items in the store were donated by Walmart and individuals.

Richard VanZant, manager of the Rincon Walmart, said the store wanted to do something to help the Effingham community, and wanted to support what SEHS is doing for its students.