Where can you find books like The Hobbit for a dollar? Where can you find blankets for $3? What about neckties for $1.50? Nowhere, you may say… but alas! There is a place with these great prices. That place is COEA’s Treasures of the ARC.
I begin to browse around the knick-knack shelves. I see everything from coffee mugs and coasters to old keyboards and printers. To the left, a large bookshelf is bursting with books like: Breaking Dawn, and The Left Behind Series. I am floored by the amount of goodies to peruse through. Mostly, however, I am impressed by the quality of the items.
After my initial shock resides at the bountiful selection, I decide to see what I can find for under $25. At Treasures of the Arc, $25 gets you more than you may expect.
So, I ended up with:
A coaster set ($2.50)
A Picture frame ($3.50)
Two neckties for my husband ($3.00)
Two pairs of pants for my 7 year old ($3.00)
Two children’s books ($2.00)
An LSU hat ($1.00)
A new couch throw blanket ($4.00)
All for $17.00!!!
Now, I have never been much of a thrifter, but I will definitely be back after a trip like that! I spent less than my budget and still got something for my husband, my son, and myself. Now that’s thrifty!
The mission of COEA is “to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities and their families through services and advocacy that support choice, independence and dignity.” For more information on COEA or Treasures of the ARC, visit www.coeathearc.com.
Treasures of the ARC is located at 108 E Ascension St, Gonzales, LA. Their telephone number is (225) 644-2919.