Legacy Crafts opens on Broadway in Valley Falls
by Holly Davis
Main Street has recently been supplemented with a new shop, “Legacy Crafts and More,” that sells a variety of gently used items. Michelle Shaver, business owner, recently opened the shop in hopes to better the town and her children’s future.
After her mother passed away two years ago, Shaver was left with her mother’s possessions. Shaver hoped to sell her inherited goods in order to continue making income.
“I decided I could make a living this way rather than keeping her valuables,” Shaver said.
The majority of the store’s merchandise is her mother’s possessions, but there is also a variety of clothing, toys, home interior decoration, collectables, craft ware, and new jewelry.
“I would like to add to my community. I would like to see it grow again,” she said.
As most sales are made through the store, Shaver also sells items on Ebay. Through Ebay’s charity fundraiser, “Mission Fish,” Shaver donates 10 percent of profits to a foundation that helps children with Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Shaver is searching for volunteers who enjoy making crafts to auction off. Seventy to 80 percent of the profits will be donated to the TTTS and supplies will be available for those who want to participate.
Business hours, as of now, are Monday-Saturday 9 am. to 7 p.m., but depending on the amount of sales, the store will be closed on Mondays.
Shaver hopes to see her business expand as well as the Valley Falls community. After coming here six years ago, she is happy to live in a small community where her kids can be safe and thrive. “I love this town because I feel that community life is important and I think a tight-knit community is a good place to raise a family.”
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