Trinity Treasures approaches its 20th year in business


by Daniel Moore
Press Staff Writer

Idaho Street in the center of American Falls has a hodge-podge of businesses, with hair stylists, a bank, a dentist office and a gym, but only one retail store: the second-hand store Trinity Treasures.

Started in spring of 1997, as a fundraiser for Trinity Christian School, the store now mostly operates as a place for community members to pick up or drop off used items, said Merle Freisen, chairman of the board of directors for Trinity Treasures.

“I think it is good for the community to have the little store,” Friesen said. “It’s not a big profit-maker.”

Since the school closed down—they now rent the building to Head Start—the store now offers American Falls students the chance for scholarships to attend Christian schools in Pocatello. At least it does when there is a profit, Friesen said. There is a group hoping to restart the school sometime in the future. …

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