Princeton Hospital Auxiliary News March 2015

Hope everyone had a good winter, pretty mild if I do say so myself! Seems like Spring is here already and its only March 1st. However we know how the frost keeps coming back. The Hospital Auxiliary has a few interesting things happening in the next few months that you can look forward to. We had such a wonderful amount of fall and winter clothing that we already have it all on sale. Thank you to all those generous people who take the time to sort through their stuff and bring us the gently used items! Still looking for that new winter coat, a new pair of shoes, a new dress or sweater. How about some new clothes for the man in your life or your children who always seem to be outgrowing things. Well, we have all woman’s, man’s and child’s clothes and shoes (except individually marked items) on sale right now till the end of March for only $1.00 each. Now’s your chance to stock up for next fall and winter.

As well as all the clothing on sale, we have just put out all our Easter stuff. Easter is the weekend of April 3rd to 6th so come in soon to get the best selection. On Wednesday April 1st we will have restocked our store with all the new spring and summer merchandise all ready for the warmer weather.

Come in and browse through our racks. You can find the most wonderful surprises some times!

Here’s something else to mark on your calendar and look forward to. This spring we are also going to have a Spring & Summer Fashion show and Tea. The date is Monday, May 25 at 1 pm. and it will be held at the Legion hall on Bridge Street. Tickets for the show and tea are only $5. and they will be available in May from some of our members or at the shop. New this year will be a silent auction with many great items up for bids. If you have been to one of our shows in prior years you will no doubt remember all the homemade goodies that were served with your tea or coffee. If you haven’t been before why not come on May 25. See you all there!

I would like to extend an invitation to all students in grades 10 – 12 to consider volunteering at either our Thrift Shop or at Ridgewood Lodge. Hours spent helping can be counted in your requirements for graduating, but the experience alone, will broaden your horizons! The Hospital Auxiliary also awards scholarships each year for students going into post secondary studies in nursing or other medical professions.

Of course not to leave the adults out of our invitation. We are always looking for more help at our Thrift Shop and other activities. But that’s not the only times we need help. Are you good at computers, carpentry, cutting grass, doing crafts or fund raising? If you have a skill you think we could use and have the time to volunteer please get in touch with us either at the shop or through one of our members and let’s talk! Call me at 250 295 1577.

Our Thrift shop is open to the public on Wednesdays to Fridays from 10 am to 4 pm and is located at 251 Vermilion. Funds raised are used to keep the Thrift shop open and all the rest of the funds are then distributed. This is only done after our membership considers the requests for funds received and we have voted on them. The Donations are mostly of a medical or safety oriented nature and used around Princeton. We also support special requests from Penticton Hospital.

Doreen Poulsen