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A Night of Celebration - 19th Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show & Social

The Larrabee Center/Trinkets & Togs 19th Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show & Social was truly a night of celebration and a wonderful success in raising awareness and funds for Employment Services. On Thursday, September 29th at Prairie Links Event Center, guests gathered to enjoy live music from Mitch Laue, delicious food catered by Hy-Vee and The Mixing Bowl, a silent auction with fabulous packages, door prizes, and unique experiences like shopping our Trinkets Boutique, playing our Trinkets Treasure Hunt and even a Mystery Box Game with some fun prizes. The highlight of the night was our fashion show featuring clients, staff, volunteers and family members. 

Read More and see highlights of the night HERE

2022 Waverly Chamber Distinguished Non-Profit Award Recipient

The Larrabee Center is honored and humbled to have received the Distinguished Non-Profit Award for 2022 at the Waverly Chamber Of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration last week. The award was presented by Friends of the Family‘s Ben Brustkern, a colleague and friend of our agency. We accept this award on behalf of the dedicated staff who serve our clients and community daily, focused on our mission and helping to create a community of inclusion for all. We are grateful to the Waverly community for embracing individuals of all abilities and supporting our mission. We know many people recognize our Trinkets & Togs Thrift Store and tend to not know the connection to our agency and mission. We are sometimes referred to as Waverly’s best kept secret. However, this recognition reminds us of the impact we have in the community and is greatly appreciated. Special thank you to Travis and his team at the Chamber as well as the Chamber Board of Directors and nomination selection committee. Accepting the award is Bonnie Gesell, Executive Director, with over 27 years of dedication to our mission. Also pictured, Associate Director Jessica Gulick and Darleen Lindahl, Waverly Retail Manager.

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Trinkets & Togs Thrift Stores voted the Best of the Best


We are so grateful by all the Giving Tuesday gifts received from mail in donations, online and trough Trinkets & Togs Giving Tree! We've raised over $1,200!! Help us reach our year-end goals to support inclusion and independence for individuals with disabilities and the elderly right here in our community! Gifts of any amount are truly appreciated and impact lives!Give securely online: www.larrabeecenter.orgMail a donation to The Larrabee Center, 117 11th St NW, Waverly, IA 50677Add on a donation this week at Trinkets & Togs Thrift Store Want to make a bigger impact? Consider a gift to our Endowment. Learn more here: ... See MoreSee Less
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We are set up at the Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees on Wartburg Campus! Shout out to Shari and Ayden for decorating our tree this year. Stop out now through December 13th to see all the beautiful trees! Free and open to the public 9am-9pm daily. Location: Classroom Technology Center atrium, Wartburg College ... See MoreSee Less
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