Full of fight despite storm fury

Endeavour volunteer of 27 years Joyce Cunningham (front) with Endeavour manager Sam Eldridge (left), Lyn Tegon and Dee Cheers looking forward to the Cooroy shop reopening.
Endeavour volunteer of 27 years Joyce Cunningham (front) with Endeavour manager Sam Eldridge (left), Lyn Tegon and Dee Cheers looking forward to the Cooroy shop reopening. Geoff Potter

THE STORM has passed and Cooroy Endeavour is presenting its revamped self for opening next Monday, April 16.

The tiny store suffered the loss of its roof and the following week the ceiling caved in, but with a big effort by volunteers the devastated building is back to work.

It means 85-year-old Joyce Cunningham will see out another year in the volunteer position she has held for 27 years.

"I just love helping people," she said.

Endeavour is still your bargain store, but not quite what it was.

"A frock was 80c not even a dollar," she said.

Area manager Kate Millard said the 34-year-old store had been given a five star revamp.

"It's as good as a Myers store," Ms Millard said.

"We have state of the art computers, shelving, a fresh coat of paint and new carpet."

The store promises some opening specials.

"We will have about 80% of the same stock, but about 20% of really good quality surprises at great prices," she said.

After a huge amount of clean-up power and putting her organisation skills to good use Cooroy Endeavour store manager Sam Eldridge is already to go.

"We've turned tragedy into triumph," Ms Eldridge said.

Worthy Endeavour

Cooroy Endeavour

Maple Street

Open: Mon - Fri.: 8.30am - 4pm,.

Sat:8.30-12 noon.

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