The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony Tuesday at Twice Loved Consignment and Thrift Store in the Cove Terrace Shopping Center.

The store, which opened May 1, offers a little bit of everything, said owner Sarah Roberts. “We have kid toys, collectible, paintings, clothes, furniture,” she said. “I went to auctions, yard sales, and now I do consignments and donations.”

Mayor Pro Tem Frank Seffrood and a number of chamber ambassadors attended the ceremony for what Seffrood called “moral support.”

“We want to welcome anyone who wants to venture into business because without them there’s no diversity,” he said. “That’s the good thing about this town — there’s something for everyone.”

Customers and guests, like Michele Kelsay, surveyed the shop’s modest collection.

“I shop at consignment stores so it’s nice to have one here,” Kelsay said. “It’s eclectic stuff you won’t find anywhere else. This is the shop for impulse buying.”

Roberts moved to Copperas Cove recently with her husband, who is assigned to Fort Hood, and their four children.

Opening a thrift store was always a passion for her, Roberts said.

“I enjoy yard sales and thrifting so I wanted to do a store on my own ... hopefully it will be a success.”

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