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Hospital auxiliary staff celebrate 95 years

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(04/10/14) - It's a volunteer group that started 95 years ago - with just a dozen members.

Today, they've grown to 350, making them the oldest hospital auxiliary staff in the state - perhaps even the country.

The volunteers have one goal - and that is to support McLaren-Flint.

The 12 founding members started by sewing linens and raising money to help the hospital. Now, with hundreds more, they all help in 28 service areas of the hospital.

Thursday, volunteers gathered to celebrate the group's ninety-fifth anniversary.

Members say it's like a reunion.

"So many of the people that are here aren't able to get out very often. Some of them have been here for 30 or 40 years, and that is why we like these luncheons. Because this is a time for the women and the men to get together and reacquaint themselves with people and its exciting," said Kathy Carrithers, Auxiliary president.

Volunteers say they stay committed because daily, someone tells them how thankful they are to have their support.

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