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  1. Travis Childs and John Knight look on as Bernice Roberts shreds the mortgage of the Kiwanis Thrift Shop building. The $350,000 note was paid off in four years, saving about $240,000, which can be passed along to the children of the Swannanoa Valley

    Kiwanis Club pays off mortgage early

    • Oct. 14, 2014

    In 1969, Kiwanians Ernie DeWick and Clarence Frye started a thrift shop at a small store front on State Street as a money raiser for the medical center being built on Old U.S.

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