Spring is in the air.

And with every new season, comes a change in wardrobe.

As part of an annual fundraising effort, the Putnam General Hospital Auxiliary will be putting on a show featuring this season’s newest fashions from local-area merchants.

Set for Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Eatonton, the event is bound to be fun for both attendees and participants, said Pat Henderson, Putnam General Hospital Auxiliary’s 2nd VP.

“The models, they’re all volunteers and some of them have never modeled before in their lives and some of them are community pros. It is a fun event for us. Some of [the models] are doctors, some of them are nurses, some are grandchildren,” said Henderson. “It’s all ages and a lot of fun and the models are all different shapes and sizes. The music is very interesting music too. It’s not your normal fashion show music. We all have a good time with it.”

With 40 volunteer models ranging from age 4 to age 80, the fashion show will feature fashions from local-area merchants such as Belk in Milledgeville and Maggie Lane’s, said Henderson.

The profits of this fundraiser will go back into the community in some way, said Henderson.

“Any profit goes right back into the hospital and it comes right back out to the community,” said Henderson.

Two years ago, the money from the fundraiser went toward purchasing TVs for all of the rooms and last year the event made it possible to purchase new computers, said Henderson, adding that the auxiliary makes it possible for the hospital to offer free flu shots every year.

This year’s event will include a lunch, the fashion show and a chance to win door prizes, said Henderson.

“We have door prizes,” said Henderson. “A lot of merchants in the area have donated a lot of items. Last year, one out of two people walked out with a door prize.”

Tickets are $20 and can still be purchased at the hospital or at the door, but if for those interested in going it’s good to get tickets early, as space is limited to 160 people, said Henderson.

“The only tickets that are available are at the hospital, but we should have some tickets at the door,” said Henderson.

Doors open at 11, with the lunch and fashion show to begin at noon in the fellowship hall, said Henderson.

The PGH Auxiliary raises funds on behalf of the hospital year-round with various fundraisers including a tour of homes at Great Waters and a jewelry sale, among others, said Henderson.

The PGH Auxiliary is comprised of volunteers that volunteer time to staff the front desk, run the hospital’s gift shop and help out the hospital in any way, said Henderson.

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