Pink Ladies Auxiliary
It has been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Melba Pharr and Jerry Smith took that first step in 1980 by organizing what is known today as the Knox County Hospital District Pink Ladies Auxiliary
. The group started out with volunteers to help with patient services at the Knox County Hospital. In October of the same year, the auxiliary opened the Thrift Shop in downtown Knox City. Stocked with items donated by area residents, the Pink Ladies provided used clothing and household items for resale at low prices. The business flourished and the Pink Ladies began touching lives by providing funding for needed medical equipment, ambulances, and patient comfort items.
Over the years, the business grew until it required a larger building and the thrift store moved to its current location at 110 South Central. Though an exact figure is not available, donations from this remarkable group exceed $200,000.00. These donations literally touch lives.
Current members are:
Glenda Huff – President
Judy Leaverton – Vice-President
Francis King - Secretary
June Tankersley - Treasurer
Billie Walker – Reporter
Connie Boone – Volunteer Hour Accountant
Margaret Hill – Memorial Accountant
Monday – Judy Leaverton
Wednesday – Polly Marion
Friday – Billie Ruth Walker
Saturday – Glenda Huff
Located at 110 South Central, the Pink Ladies accept donation of any clothing or small household item. The hours of operation are as follows:
Monday 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To join this remarkable group of volunteers or make a donation, call 940.658.3403.
“There's nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”
Lt. Capt. James "Jimmy" Doolittle