Shoppers visiting the Vaughan Auxiliary’s fall sale in Novmber, scour through a huge selection or rings, braclets, necklaces and other jewelry. Proceeds from the sale go to support the auxiliary’s projects and scholarship program. -- File Photo

Spring jewelry show allows Auxiliary to shine

Published 12:26am Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Diamonds, watches, pendants and bracelets don’t have to be expensive; in fact, fashionable, one-of-a-kind jewelry can be available right at your fingertips through the biannual Masquerade $5 jewelry sale.

The Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will hold its spring sale Thursday, April 26 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Vaughan Regional Medical Center Tower classroom.

Event chair Rosie Dunklin said the auxiliary is really excited about the two-day event.

“We put out a lot of brochures again,” Dunklin said. “We usually get about 200 to 300 people, maybe more. We’ll be opening promptly at 7 a.m.”

Proceeds from the sale go to scholarships the auxiliary provides and its group projects. In April 2011, organizers said the auxiliary made more than $26,000.

“It’s such a bargain for people — it’s quality jewelry,” said former auxiliary president Billie Rogers in a previous interview with the Times-Journal. “We’ have such a good variety … it’s very good.”

Rogers said the auxiliary usually makes a $6,000 profit from the sales in April and November, with 20 percent of revenue going to projects and scholarships.

In a previous interview with the Times-Journal, Masquerade jewelry director Carlos Horne said he organizes jewelry sales for hospitals across the country.

“I’ve been working with Vaughan auxiliary for eight years and the sale is Vaughan’s biggest project,” Horne said.

Dunklin said shoppers can expect some new additions at the sale.

“They can expect a lot of different items like watches and ‘bling-bling’ rings and all kinds of necklaces and chains; custom jewelry is in this year,” Dunklin said. “We’re supposed to have a large quantity of silk scarves and broaches. I requested him (Horne) to bring more Alabama and Auburn jewelry.”

The jewelry sale will also be held in November. For more information about the sale, call 418-4117.

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