Monroe thrift store hosts bridal gown sale – Times News Online

Published May 21. 2022 07:53AM

Here comes the bridal gown sale – with gowns in white, off-white, ivory, light pink and even bright orange camouflage – at the Kunkletown Thrift Store this Sunday.

“We love the feeling it gives us when the bride-to-be is happy. We’re a thrift shop for the community, and this definitely helps the community,” said Donna Deihl, store manager.

She and 11 volunteers will host their 4th annual wedding dress sale on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is inside the Eldred Township Community Center, 516 Kunkletown Road, Kunkletown.

Gowns range in size from 0 to 26. Some are floor length, others are shorter. Some have beading and embellishments, while others are plain.

There are many new ones, with the tags still on.

“Dress stores have given us last year’s designs that were not purchased,” she said. “A majority of the dresses on these racks have never been worn.”

Other gowns have been worn once and generously donated by someone in the community.

The bridal gowns range in price from $50 to $600.

There are also racks of flower girl dresses for $25; bridesmaid gowns for $30; mother of the bride or mother of the groom gowns for $30; and pairs of wedding shoes for $2.00.

“We also have veils, slips and a few accessories,” Deihl said.

There are eight dressing rooms surrounded by mirrors outside the rooms.

If someone cannot make the sale on Sunday, they can come another day when the thrift store is open to peruse the racks of gowns.

The hours are Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Kunkletown Thrift Store, inside Eldred Township Community Center, will have its 4th annual bridal gown sale this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. a.m. to 3 p.m.

From left, volunteers Ann Marie Haydt, Gerri Clark, Helen Dorshimer, store manager Donna Deihl, Vivian Smith and Mary Meckes show some of the gowns for sale this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kunkletown Thrift Store’s 4th annual bridal gown event. STACI L. GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS