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.

2016 Hours of Operation are:

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

January           13                        27
February         10                        24
March               9                        23
April                13                       27
May                 11                       25
June                 8                        22
July                 13                       27
August             10                       24
September       14                       21 (3rd Wedn.)
October            12                       26
November          9                       16 (3rd Wedn.)
December          7 (1st Wedn.)     14 (2nd Wedn.)

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