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Amherst hospice shop plans annual Turnover Day Sept. 3

HOSPICE SALE: The Fisher Home’s Hospice Shop at 55 University Drive will hold its annual Fall Turnover Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in which new seasonal clothing, including “gently used” Eileen Fisher apparel, will be unveiled.

Before the Turnover, the shop will close for the long weekend, all old items will be cleared out, and the place will be cleaned from top to bottom. Then the entire shop will be restocked with new merchandise.

This event, and the Turnover that takes place in March, have typically been popular with customers, many of whom form long lines to make sure they get in early. According to shop manager Ali Diamond, the shop for the past five years has set new daily sales records on Turnover Day, the last one bringing in just under $7,000.

Volunteer workers at the Hospice Shop plan for this event months in advance, selecting items, steaming and pricing them in the back room before organizing new displays. For the fall, Diamond said, there will be leather boots and cashmere sweaters in addition to the Eileen Fisher boutique.

The shop’s proceeds support the Hospice of the Fisher Home at 1165 North Pleasant St., Amherst, which cares for people at the end of life.

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