Auxiliary Finds Success In Channeling Event Efforts Through Thrift Shop

The HSHS Holy Family Hospital Auxiliary announced last week they would discontinue their annual Holiday Bazaar.

WGEL spoke with Jane Cornelius, Auxiliary President, who told us the event has seen dwindling profit, particularly over the past five years. Cornelius said once expenses are figured in, the Auxiliary only saw about 50% of the amount taken in during the event.

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Organizers have pointed out that many of the items sold at the Holiday Bazaar actually came from the Thrift Shop, and items that were not sold during the Bazaar were returned to the shop.

Marian Embry, Volunteer Services Coordinator at HSHS Holy Family Hospital, noted that the Auxiliary previously discontinued their annual Book Fair event and has found great success in channeling those efforts through the Thrift Shop. She said the new book section at the Thrift Shop opened in mid-March and has already surpassed what would have been generated by the Book Fair.

Jane Cornelius and Marian Embry will be our guests on Public Affairs this Sunday afternoon on WGEL.

The Auxiliary has a fundraiser planned for Friday, June 10th. They will host a cookout on the Thrift Shop parking lot from 10 AM to 1 PM. Wes Pourchot will be cooking pork chops, pork burgers, and brats. To place orders for pick-up or delivery, call 292-8066.