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Supporter Spotlight: Antiques and Stuff
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Carol Richardson was retired, but then she got an offer to work as a cashier at Antiques & Stuff. She wanted some part-time employment, so she took the job. Within a month, she became manager.

"I really wasn't expecting it, but I really enjoy being here," she said.

Richardson stayed on when the property was purchased two years later by Matt Crowe, whose family owns Covington Ford.

"I learned a lot about the business since purchasing it," said Crowe. "It's a very interesting and unique type of business.

The store runs two shifts with five employees. Dealers rent booths by the month. Currently, there are 120 out of 185 booths rented.

Every Saturday, a community yard sale is held in the store's parking lot. For $10 per parking space, dealers can purchase as many parking spaces as desired.

"We have people come from all over the place," said Richardson. "Some live over an hour away, so we don't just serve Newton County."

Richardson marveled at some items sold at the store. She noted that pitchforks that once sold for $7 as farm tools not fetch $40 as collectibles.

"It's amazing how some things are worth so much more now than they were years before," she said.

The store offers treats on Mondays for customers, referred as Munchie Monday. Richardson bakes a different dessert like Red Velvet Cake each week, with coffee provided.

"I'm the baker, so it's whatever I feel like making that week," she said. "Our customers look forward to it."