The Wildflower Thrift Resale with Purpose shop in Van Alstyne regularly gives a portion of its profits to help others make the town a better place to live. Owner Laura McCutcheon said the shop has a list of organizations that benefit or work to help out Van Alstyne, and it relies on previous recipients to help find others as well. Their first donation, several months ago, was to the Van Alstyne Police Department. This month’s recipient is Keep Van Alstyne Beautiful, which monthly cleans up parks and roadsides, and also decorates the area during holiday seasons. Shown from left to right are Debe Wyatt, McCutcheon with Sunny, Dee Ahlin, Laura Cooper and Tiffany Chartier. (Mary Jane Farmer / Van Alstyne Leader)