Treasure Cove Thrift Shop volunteers Millie Talbott and Joanne Cooper recognized by DAR

Members of the General Perry Benson Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recognized longtime Treasure Cove Thrift Shop volunteers Millie Talbott of St. Michaels, Maryland, and Joanne Cooper of Easton, Maryland at their recent 59th-anniversary luncheon at the Miles River Yacht Club.

The chapter honored both women for their community service to the broader community through their volunteering with the St. Michaels Community Center’s Treasure Cove Thrift Shop. Talbott was recognized for 30 years of service and Cooper was recognized for 20 years of service.

“These delightful women greet customers at the shop, help with their selections and purchases, and enjoy what they do,’” said St. Michaels Community Center Executive Director Patrick Rofe. “They are friendly and helpful and serve at the heart of our Treasure Cove Thrift Shop. And on a broader scale, everything they do helps raise vital funds to ensure we can help more of our neighbors in need.”

Rofe says Cooper, Talbott, and SMCC additionally were awarded certificates of appreciation at the Maryland State Society of the DAR Conference held in Ellicott City, Maryland.

“Millie and Joanne exhibit the spirit of volunteerism,” said General Perry Benson DAR Chapter Regent Jerry Seiler. “We’re grateful to have the opportunity to help recognize their work and that of the St. Michaels Community Center.”

Treasure Cove Thrift Shop is conveniently located in the heart of St. Michaels on the corner of Railroad Ave. and Fremont St., with ample parking and an outdoor area for shopping. The shop includes gently used clothing, shoes, jewelry, household items, furniture, and more, with proceeds from every sale helping to feed neighbors in need through the food distribution and Community Café programs of the nonprofit St. Michaels Community Center.

Treasure Cove is run in part by volunteers and partners with other local non-profits and Talbot County’s Department of Social Services to provide emergency assistance to people in need, including those suffering from the effects of fire, flood, eviction, job loss, or other special circumstances.

The St. Michaels Community Center recently returned operations to its newly renovated building across from Treasure Cove Thrift Shop at 103 Railroad Ave., with expanded youth and adult programs and services. Donations to SMCC and proceeds from its Treasure Cove Thrift Shop help the nonprofit ensure children and adults from the Newcomb Bridge to Tilghman Island have the resources they need. More is at