NHH Auxiliary comes in for kudos

By Cecilia Nasmith

At the May Northumberland Hills Hospital board meeting, president and chief executive officer Linda Davis extended appreciation and recognition to Marg Hilborn and her NHH Auxiliary team on their recognition by the Town of Cobourg at last month's Civic Awards ceremony, “for their voulnteer efforts and exceptional enrichment to the community.”

Their Petticoat Lane thrift store celebrated its 50th anniversary in December, having raised some $2.6-million for the hospital over those five decades.

“We were very proud to have Petticoat Lane nominated and given an award for a community organization,” Hilborn said.

Reporting for the NHH Foundation, foundation board chair Tyler Hathway said that the annual Northumberland's Biggest Coffee Morning will take place June 5 at various locations throughout the county, and their Wine and Ale in the Park fundraiser is on for June 29 in Victoria Park. Tickets are $65, on sale next week - and it might be smart to buy yours early, Hathway cautioned, as the event sometimes sells out completely.

Meanwhile, lovers of fine art will be glad to hear that Spring Rhapsody 2019 takes place May 9. This is the third annual exhibition and sale by Betsy Miller in support of the foundation. From 5 to 8 p.m. that day, Miller will host the event at 875 Carlisle St., Cobourg, with 25% of all art sales donated in support of the purchase of life-saving equipment. Supporters are also welcome to drop in, enjoy the artwork and just make a donation (for more about Miller and her wor, visit

Another artist has come on board, Hathway reported, with Pam Tate hosting a similar event at her Canton studio at 4599 Massey Rd. May 30. More details will be announced shortly.