Grover C. Dils Medical Center Auxiliary Thrift Store is a treasure hunter’s paradise. More importantly, it’s a place where every penny earned makes life easier and more pleasant for people who are often alone.

Dot Rowe started the thrift store years ago and it has become a place that helps long-term patients at the hospital, plus many area residents who need clothes, dishes, movies, and books. With a popcorn machine, a big screen TV, and a patio that has flowers and benches, it’s also a peaceful place for those who just like to stop in and visit.

Managed solely by volunteers, the store is a place where, no matter what day of the week you walk in, you are greeted with a smile.

The thrift store is located behind the hospital in Caliente and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., except holidays.