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Belliversary of SCRAP

Local business celebrates its first anniversary at new location

Amanda Hall, Reporter

Retail shop offers interesting and unique recycled materials.
Retail shop offers interesting and unique recycled materials.

Feb. 5 marks SCRAP Denton’s first anniversary, or “Belliversary” as SCRAP likes to call it, at their new location off Bell St.

Volunteers help make SCRAP possible; currently, there are only three paid staff members along with a few student interns. Some of the things volunteers help with are assembling the “volunteer powered kits” such as beginner sewing kits and pennant banner kits.

Also available at SCRAP are classes offered at an affordable $20. These classes are taught by hand-picked local artisans who are knowledgeable in their craft. Meyercord-Westerman clarifies that: “All of the materials are from SCRAP, so you can rest assured that you’re using reusable materials and aren’t contributing more to the waste stream.” Some classes offered in the upcoming months are Kusudama – a beautiful and unique way to fold paper into 3-D ornament shaped decorations as well as – Embroidery 101, basic sewing, mixed media and glass cutting. There will also be TRASHion workshops for those interested in participating in the upcoming TRASHion Fashion Show on April 23.

For this “Belliversary,” SCRAP is planning several activities to look forward to. Staying open late from 6-8 p.m. for the event, SCRAP will offer cupcakes, snacks, drinks and live music. Those interested in crafting can participate in a make and take craft called lala letters or letters with little notes inside that are intended to be hidden in public places to brighten a stranger’s day. Also, a part of the celebration is an exhibit of Denton ISD students’ artwork and a photo slide show of the best donated photo slides. Meyercord-Westerman added: “We have a lot of things going on all the time, so check the [online] calendar if you want to stay updated on what’s going on at SCRAP.”

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