Friday, April 10, 2009

Thrift is good

The Northern Dutchess Hospital Auxiliary's "Royal Tea Party and Thrifty Fashion Show" raised over $2,500 recently to help fund renovations in the hospital's Medical/Surgical Unit.

More than 75 women enjoyed the sold-out April 1 event at The Rhinecliff Hotel. The show featured clothing and accessories from the NDH Auxiliary Thrift Shop, worn by volunteer models who strolled the aisles as guests enjoyed elegant afternoon tea, assorted finger sandwiches and gourmet desserts. Many of the outfits -- including outerwear, career wear, and formal wear -- were purchased quickly and several other items were sold from the event's sales area.

Here are some photos of the event sent by the hospital. From left:

1. Friends of NDH/Models at the event were met with attendees eager to purchase their outfits. 2. Volunteer Barbara Haack and Marion Kahn peruse the sales table for fashionable finds. 3. Ethel Arnell, president of the Rhinebeck unit of the NDH Auxiliary and organizer of the event, stands with one of the formal pieces made available during the fashion show. 4. Ava Riley, Administrative Assistant at NDH, models an evening look.

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