The Jemez House Thrift Shop in White Rock is celebrating its 45th year. It is, and has been, a valuable resource and contributor to the community. The store has always been manned by volunteers.
The store provides a base for recycling useable goods, clothing, housewares, toys, games, books, electronics, furniture, low priced goods to Northern New Mexico, as well as providing scholarships for young people who would otherwise might not have an opportunity for advanced education.
The thrift stores were open in 1991, to support the ranch. The Española store eventually became too costly to operate, and it was shut down in 1996.
“The economy was getting bad and other thrift shops were opening it up,” said Nancy Nunnelly, board member of Jemez House in White Rock.