Pink Ladies Auxiliary

Services Lab
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
                 Stella Carver
                 Emma Fetsch
                 Polly Marion
                 Dan Reece
                 Nellie Reyes
                 Lou Vail
                 Gladys Walton
                 LaNell Kight
                 Billy Thompson
                 Sandra Stone
 
Store Managers:
                 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