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Friday final day in Auxiliary masquerade sale

The Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s masquerade jewelry and accessories sale continues Friday.

The Vaughan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary’s masquerade jewelry and accessories sale continues Friday.

With Christmas right around the corner, crowds gathered Thursday to snag their favorite items at the semi-annual masquerade jewelry and accessories sale at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. The sale continues Friday.

“We’ve had a great turnout,” said Shirley Pugh, former president of Vaughan’s auxiliary. “They just keep coming in, and we’ve just done real well. We’re just so proud of it.”

The auxiliary hosts the sale twice a year, to raise money for the organization and their scholarship.

“This is our biggest fundraiser,,” Pugh said. “We have this at this time of the year before Christmas, so everyone wants to get Christmas presents and stocking stuffers.”

With every item being $5, shoppers had a hard time passing up the deals.

“The bags and the scarves [have] just really been one of our biggest draws,” Pugh said. “Everybody is very excited about it. Everybody likes to stock up for Christmas.”

At each sale, the auxiliary tries to change things up and have new and different items for sale.

“They always bring new stuff every time they come,” Pugh said. “The jewelry’s different, and everybody just gets so excited about it.”

Rose Dunklin, chairman and coordinator of the sale, said she is thrilled with the turnout, and she hopes that Friday’s crowd will be just as big.

“The turn out is beautiful,” Dunklin said.

The money raised from the sale will be used to help the auxiliary with projects around the hospital, as well as their medical student scholarship fund.

So far, the auxiliary has helped remodeled the chapel at the hospital, bought chairs and various items for the nursery and spruced up the cafeteria. They are working on redoing PT Plus.

“We do a lot of good things at the hospital,” Dunklin said. “I want to ask people to just come on in and shop with us and help us out here at the hospital.”