Recognizing the need to improve the lives of Posey County infants and toddlers by providing parents with incentives for healthy behavior and responsible parenting, the Posey County Extension Homemakers accepted the challenge to help address these needs, and in April 1999 opened Precious Poseys.

This special store offers clothing for infants through size 4. Diapers, wipes, shampoo, lotion, shoes, blankets, sippy cups, bottles, monitors and other needed baby items are "purchased" with coupons earned by pregnant teens and women by participating in health and educational programs such as pre-natal care, well-baby clinics, nutrition classes, parenting classes, and graduation from high school.

Precious Poseys is located at 1105 Main Street, Mt. Vernon IN (inside Posey County Thrift Store), and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Hours are 1-3 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, and 9-11 a.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

2017 Hours of Operation are:

              2nd Wednesday   4th Wednesday
                   1-3 p.m.              9-11 a.m.

January          11                        25
February          8                        22
March              8                        22
April                12                       26
May                 10                       24
June                14                       28
July                 12                       26
August              9                       23
September       13                       20 (3rd Wedn.)
October            11                       25
November          8                       15 (3rd Wedn.)
December         13                      20 (3rd Wedn.)

Precious Poseys is closed on national holidays, when schools are closed due to bad weather, or when the Thrift Shop is closed.