Past Treasures Thrift Store
501 E. Spruce St.
Donations: Please drop off during hours of operation We do not accept furniture or books.
Consignment: We accept women's clothes for our consignment area, including shoes. We pay owner 55 percent of sales price. After 60 days if garment is not sold, we mark it down by 50 percent. If not sold in 90 days, may be picked up by owner.
Profit from Thrift Store is used for:
- High School Scholarships
- School supplies
- Local Animal shelters
- Adopt-a-Pet Cancer Walk
- Other grants as submitted
New Name and New Look
A new name – PAST TREASURES THRIFT STORE – inspired new paint for its door, window, and entry—all recently painted by its volunteers, along with a greeting rug painted on its entry floor.
Thrift Store History
In 1963 the Thrift store was located on Deming's main street, Gold Street. It was owned and operated by the local Humane Society. When the Humane Society put it up for sale, the Luna County Ranchette Owners Association took over its management.
For 16 years, the store was located on Ash Street across from the Luna County Courthouse. In 2014, the building was sold to owners with a different vision for the property and LCROA lost its lease.
In June 2014, the LCROA President signed a lease for the current 501 E. Spruce Street location, much closer to Deming's downtown.
The lease space was considerably smaller, and the store became more selective in what items were accepted from donors--now turning down furniture and household items. In early 2016, facing slower book sales, the store's wall of books was donated to the local senior citizen's center.
The space is presently used to display our newest merchandise, and has expanded to include textiles for quilting.
Luna County Ranchette Owners Association Thrift Store
Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Proceeds from Thrift Store sales are used to carry out community support, with donations to high school scholarships, elementary school supplies, the Humane Society, and other local needs.
The Thrift Store is managed by Connie Smith.
Volunteers include, Maureen Harrop, Carol Felsing, Bette Waters, Virgil Wegner.
Some of our current offerings