Hospital gift shop reopens after three years


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Mason General Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Cheryl Stewart and Monica Bates at the group's recently reopened gift shop.

The Mason General Hospital Gift Shop, operated by the hospital's auxiliary to raise money for scholarships, has reopened after being closed for three years due to the COVID pandemic.

The shop reopened June 30, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Most of the volunteers are seniors, which factored in how long the shop was closed following the worst of the pandemic, said volunteer Monica Bates.

"They didn't allow volunteers in ... They wanted to protect volunteers," she said.

During the past three years, the auxiliary has hosted some in-house one-day sales, inc...

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