Theft sparks response from Cimarron County Thrift Store
by C.F. David
The theft of a donated dining room table sometime late Saturday night has brought a response from Pam Jones, manager of the Thrift Store on North Oklahoma in Boise City .
“Come back and get the leaf; we don't need it,” Jones said with a laugh.
The table, with its leaf, had been donated, and due to lack of space, left outside the store. Sometime in the early hours of Sunday, March 12, the table was taken and the leaf left behind.
Jones explained that she had used the table and leaf to hold items at a wedding reception on Saturday.
“We left it outside at about 5 p.m. and it was still here at 9,” Jones said. “But when we came by Sunday morning, it was gone,” she added.
“I just want people to understand that this is private property. If you take something off it, that's stealing. The thing is all of our items are donated. We sell them to pay the rent. But if you really need it, and can't afford it, we'll give it to you. All you have to do is ask. You don't have to steal it,” she explained.
Lack of space will soon not be such a problem. By April, Jones hopes the Thrift Store will be operating from the old Style Shoppe on North Cimarron .
The earnest money has been put down. All we are waiting for is the red tape to be finished. We're looking forward to the move,” Jones said.
Jones explained that several volunteers have already made plans to help in moving to the larger store, but that anyone wanting to help will be welcome.
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