Thrift Shop Fashion Show at Hanah on Sept. 15
Margaretville — Members of the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary were preparing for their annual fashion show last summer when Hurricane Irene struck the village. Instead of putting on a fashion show, auxiliary volunteers and others worked in mud and mold to restore the Thrift Shop.
What wasn’t washed away with the muddy waters that enveloped the community and the thrift shop, was destroyed with mildew. Hearts were very heavy with the total loss of the shop.
But, thanks to their landlord, Peter Neumann, who supported them long before his insurance company came through with money, and the hours of and hours of work, the volunteers did to bring the store back and they reopened in February.
Now, almost a year later, they celebrate with the return of the fashion show, Four Seasons in the Catskills on Saturday, Sept. 15 from noon to 4 p.m.
This year’s fashion show has a new venue at Hanah Country Club. The meal will be a chicken Caesar salad, rolls, butter, coffee, tea and dessert. The show will feature vignettes of activities throughout the four seasons in the Catskills, along with a narrative.
All the clothing and accessories have been collected from thrift shop donations during the past year. The Thrift Shop doesn’t just have clothing, but through generous donations, many of the accessories and sporting goods one needs to enjoy the seasons here are available for purchase.
In the words of Tami Conine, fashion show co-chair, “In addition to being a huge support of the hospital and residential center, the thrift shop truly is a special community place....not just for its quality goods but for its care and concerns for the community it serves.”
There will also be a very exciting Chinese auction put together with items donated to the Thrift Dhop.
The auxiliary is looking forward to “coming back” in a big way with the fashion show.
Tickets are $16 and can be purchased at the thrift shop at 850 Main Street in Margaretville. The thrift shop hours are noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.