Community Clothesline, Rochester MN
 

We thought we would be closing late in 2016 or in early 2017, but it all ended suddenly. Buyers stepped forward to secure the building and they needed it quickly so they could hold church services here.  So the store was closed almost immediately and everything was cleared out in a matter of days -- ending this longtime ministry to so many people of the Rochester area.

  • To the hundreds of loyal supporters and volunteers, "THANKS for all your love and service."

  • To all the shoppers who have depended on thrifty and quality offerings for attire and for the household, a warm "thank you" and "farewell."

  • And to Sister Chrishelle Jaspers, whose daily presence and leadership has been the 'soul' of this ministry for nearly two decades, a gigantic round of applause and hundreds and hundreds of hugs.  And quite likely, later the words will be said, "well done, good and faithful servant."


In the "Sound of Music" a touching song is performed at the Salzburg Festival by the von Trapp family as they stealthily depart Austria to avoid the Nazis.  The spirit of the closing lines of the song sort of captures the feelings of all the Community Clothesline family as these many years of service have ended.

So long, farewell
Auf Weidersehen, goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

   
 

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