Jewelry sale is a success

Published 8:27 pm Saturday, November 12, 2011

Elegant earrings, riveting rings, novelty necklaces and precious pendants will help local students have a chance to go to college thanks to Vaughan Regional Medical Center’s Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale.

Sponsored by the Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, the sale beat last year’s revenue of $26,000. A portion of the proceeds will go toward scholarships and other hospital projects the group provides.

Event chair Rosie Dunklin said they were pleased with the sale’s success.

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“Everybody was happy — it was kinda like we was in a ball game,” Dunklin said. “I asked the Lord to let us have a successful sale and he did.”

Promoting the sale throughout the community to churches, schools, doctors’ offices and businesses, Dunklin said people were impressed with the jewelry selection.

“We hit everywhere,” Dunklin said.

“Some came in the morning to shop, went home (and) came back that evening. Some even came back Friday.”

In a previous interview with the Times-Journal, Billie Rogers, former auxiliary president, said foot traffic had been nonstop during the Nov. 3 sale. Rogers believes it was because of the low price.

“It’s such a bargain for people — it’s quality jewelry, it’s very good,” Rogers said.

“We have such a good variety. We have more people buying for Christmas gifts.”

In addition to volunteering their time, Dunklin said the auxiliary help to do projects in and around the hospital.

“(We put up) new plaque, new wallpaper, new clock,” Dunklin said.

“We’re looking into another project for the year to help the hospital.”

And though money is disbursed to various places, Auxiliary president Shirley Pugh said most of the money collected goes toward scholarships.

“Students can fill out applications in January and scholarships will be awarded in April,” Pugh said.

Pugh also said members are still meeting to discuss what the future projects will be.

And for those who missed this year’s event, fret not.

“We have one in April before Mother’s Day and the next one will be in November,” Dunklin said.

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