From the left: Kristine Brisson, Chantal Thomas and Isaiah Summers are shown browsing the available items on opening day at the Newington Community Exchange. Thompson Goddard Photo
NEWINGTON—The Newington Community Exchange (NCE), located in the Newington Wesleyan Church (NWC), opened for the season on Sat., March 13, with coordinator Kristine Brisson commenting how there was a great turnout of people browsing the many items available.
Brisson mentioned the items are donated by community members and are available to the public at no charge during the NCE open hours every second Saturday between 10 a.m. and noon. The basement of the NWC provides shoppers with ample room to view the clothing, accessories, shoes, toys, and collectables.
The biweekly event is designed to strengthen and expand the local community by providing a safe, COVID-19 compliant environment to view the donated goods and perhaps find that hidden treasure amongst the goods on display. Brisson wished to thank the community and the Newington Wesleyan Church for their support of the NCE.
For more information on how to donate to the NCE or become a volunteer, please contact Brisson at 613-209-1119. Be sure to visit their Facebook page at Newington Community Exchange.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.