Bi-annual auxiliary jewelry sale returns

Published 12:52 pm Friday, April 21, 2017

The Vaughan Regional Medical Center VRMC Tower was buzzing with people Thursday as they made their way over to the masquerade jewelry and accessories sale.

The sale, hosted by the hospital’s auxiliary, gives the community the opportunity to get good deals on jewelry, scarfs, shirts, workout clothes, watches and more, while also giving back to a good cause.

“The proceeds that come from the sale are normally used for scholarships,” said Kay Davidson, director of volunteer services. “It’s a way for the volunteers to actually give back to the community.”

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The sale comes to the hospital in April and in November, giving people a chance to snag Mother’s Day gifts and later some Christmas gifts.

“Everybody in the community looks forward to it,” Davidson said. “We have people asking us everywhere [when it starts].”

Rosie Dunklin, chairperson of the sale, said they had a good crowd of people Thursday and are hoping for the same Friday.

“We have had a large crowd today,” Dunklin said. “It’s been a good turnout.”

In the last few years, the Auxiliary has revamped the hospital chapel and the cafeteria, as well as providing new chairs for the mother’s lounge. Now, they plan to purchase some new furniture and freshen up the main lobby.

“The sale is very important to help generate [funds]. We work hard with the sale to bring people in to shop,” Dunklin said. “It’s just so important for people to come out and shop because there’s so many things needed around the hospital and in the community.”

Dunklin and some of the other Auxiliary ladies were wearing some of the items, showing them off to people as they shopped.

“I just love people,” Dunklin said. “I love working with people and I love helping people find what they need.”

The sale will continue Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“There’s something for everyone,” Davidson said. “There’s even things for men, watches, rings.”