A profile on our new Attic manager
Nicole Lincoln and her family have usually found themselves on small, sparsely populated islands from Alaska to the tropics. As they sought out their final place to settle down with their four children, she felt like Yerington was the perfect spot. Not only does our community offer four seasons (something the Lincolns weren’t used to), but they enjoyed the small town and how friendly everyone was on their visit.
Once settled in, they became immediately involved. Nicole’s three oldest started attending Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley within weeks with Nicole’s interested in joining the organization not too far behind. As a youth development professional in the education room at the Yerington clubhouse, Nicole found her passion for the Club and wanted to help as much as she could.
“Just like church, scouting and volunteering have been part of our lives in the past, joining the Club here is like being part of a family,” Lincoln said. “I want to make a positive difference in the lives of young people in our community. It’s why I got directly involved.”
Knowing that 100 percent of the proceeds from our local thrift store benefit the kids, teens and families of Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley, she knew what to do. Enter her role as our new Attic Thrift Store manager!
Nicole’s always had a bit of a passion for thrift stores and was thrilled to be able to take on the new responsibilities.
“One thing common to island life is annual swap meets. When you live remotely as we did, shopping is the ‘what to do’ when you get a chance,” Lincoln said.
Nicole loves how there are no limits or rules on what you can come across in a thrift store. Styles and trends come and go at the mall and box stores, but thrift stores can be a never-ending treasure hunt. Nicole, our attic assistant Raven Upton and the fantastic volunteer at the store have been working to make that treasure hunt easier every day.
“We have been gradually looking to improve our space,” Lincoln said. “We want it to be easy to move about, find similar types of merchandise and find more space to displace more.” The staff have also been working on better ways to accept donations, which can always be the trickiest part of a thrift store.
When Nicole isn’t at The Attic, she loves watching movies with her husband Michael, doing art with her family, heading out to go shooting or hiking and is an avid reader.
Every dollar spent at The Attic Thrift store goes to benefit more than 1,500 kids, teens and families in the communities of Yerington, Silver Springs, Hawthorne and Dayton. The Club is the area’s premiere out-of-school time youth organization, offering programming in the arts, education, health and wellness, service and leadership and sports and recreation. The Attic Thrift Store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.