Prairie 5 opens store, offices downtown Benson

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

It’s like having a new retail clothing store on main street Benson filling in a large empty and very visible space on Atlantic Avenue. But this “store” is so much more.

Now through the large plate glass windows a person driving or walking by sees clothing racks, shelves lined with items for sale, and a sign for the Swift County Food Shelf. Since it’s the season, there are also Halloween decorations and costume items.

Everything in the clothing and household goods area has been donated. Items are placed on the shelves after they have been screened and priced by volunteers.

Moving from its old building at Benson’s western edge to the new one on Benson’s north main street was a big job even though it had first gotten rid of all its clothing and other items for sale prior to the move. In getting all its shelving, desks, and other equipment into the new building, Prairie 5 got the help of the Benson High School football team...


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