Thrift shopping on rise in Augusta

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Theresa Thornton (right) purchases glassware that she uses for crafting from employee Rebecca Hawes (left) at U-Turn Thrift Store on Gordon Highway on Thursday, June 6, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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U-Turn Thrift Store is located at 1243 Gordon Highway. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Dresses are displayed for sale at U-Turn Thrift Store on Gordon Highway on Thursday, June 6, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Christine Jones, of Augusta, who has volunteered at Mercy Ministries Thrift Shop for the last two years, sorts donated clothes by season in the holding area of the thrift shop on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Manager Eddie Nevarez estimated the shop receives donations of "tons" of clothes, which is one of the most popular items, especially infant clothing. "People are generous with their clothes," Nevarez said. "You can find just about anything." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The Mercy Ministries Thrift Shop is located at 1621 15th St. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Volunteers Ronnie Mathis (left) and Christine Jones (right) sort donated clothes by season in the holding area of the Mercy Ministries Thrift Shop on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Manager Eddie Nevarez estimated the shop receives donations of "tons" of clothes, which is one of the most popular items, especially infant clothing. "People are generous with their clothes," Nevarez said. "You can find just about anything." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Volunteer Ronnie Mathis sorts donated clothes in the holding area of the Mercy Ministries Thrift Shop on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Manager Eddie Nevarez estimated the shop receives donations of "tons" of clothes, which is one of the most popular items, especially infant clothing. "People are generous with their clothes," Nevarez said. "You can find just about anything." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Plates are displayed for sale at U-Turn Thrift Store on Gordon Highway on Thursday, June 6, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Theresa Thornton (right) purchases glassware that she uses for crafting from employee Rebecca Hawes (left) at U-Turn Thrift Store on Gordon Highway on Thursday, June 6, 2013. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Infant clothes are sorted in the holding area of the Mercy Ministries Thrift Shop on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Manager Eddie Nevarez estimated the shop receives donations of "tons" of clothes, which is one of the most popular items, especially infant clothing. "People are generous with their clothes," Nevarez said. "You can find just about anything." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Murals decorate the walls near the dressing rooms at Mercy Ministries Thrift Shop. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Volunteers Ronnie Mathis (left) and Christine Jones (right) sort donated clothes by season in the holding area of the Mercy Ministries Thrift Shop on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Manager Eddie Nevarez estimated the shop receives donations of "tons" of clothes, which is one of the most popular items, especially infant clothing. "People are generous with their clothes," Nevarez said. "You can find just about anything." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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