The Thrift Shop of the Sparta United Methodist Church, 71 Sparta Avenue, in Sparta, will be holding a half-price sale beginning on Wednesday, July 10th, through Saturday, July 13th. Almost all items in the shop will be sold for 50% off. All proceeds support local, national, and global charities. Shop hours: Wed. & Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Donations will not be accepted on Wednesday, July 10th.