The Gathering Place, located at 124 S. Van Buren in Newton is open for business. Owners, Anita and Jeff Thompson welcome everyone to stop by, browse, visit and take something special home with them. Along with the resale shoppe, they offer tanning, antiques and craft items.


The Gathering Place, located at 124 S. Van Buren in Newton is open for business. Owners, Anita and Jeff Thompson welcome everyone to stop by, browse, visit and take something special home with them. Along with the resale shoppe, they offer tanning, antiques and craft items.
"I have always painted crafts and always dreamed of having my own shop. I knew crafts alone would never make it, so, I offer many things to hopefully make a dream come true. There is a little of something for everyone," says Anita Thompson. Anita runs the shoppe but credits many great family members and friends for being there to help.
The Gathering Place is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is closed on Sunday. Extended hours during tanning season, February thru May. Anita can be reached at 618/783-3430.