Baylor Auxiliary Thrift hosts grand re-opening

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks return of hospital volunteers’ store near downtown

Patty Hullett
Daily Light correspondent
Baylor volunteers prepare to cut the ribbon at the newly-reopened Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store at 431 North College Street on Thursday. The store will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Eager customer Grace Rosales shops inside the Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store on Thursday after the store reopened for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center of Waxahachie and its Volunteer Services proudly announced the “Grand Re-Opening” of its Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store located at 431 North College Street, just north of the downtown Waxahachie area, on Thursday morning at the 9:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The thrift store and its volunteers are so excited to get back to work since the halting of their business due to the worldwide pandemic. While their business was shut down, the leaders used their time wisely to complete a number of much-needed improvements within the past year.

Some of the noted changes are: the new Baylor Auxiliary Thrift Store signage, some new inside shelving, and some interior painting that now enhances their place of business, as they assist local and county-wide customers in the future.

After the official “Grand Re-Opening” on Thursday morning, the store was immediately opened for business at 10 a.m.

Ms. Nancy Ross, 2nd Vice President of the Baylor Volunteer Services, says, “We are always seeking energetic volunteers to help serve in the hospital and at the Thrift Store locally. If anyone is interested in volunteering at either location, please contact Waundrea Payne @ Waundrea.payne@bswhealth.org and request an application be mailed to you or the app can be picked up at the hospital’s Gift Shop, which is located within the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Waxahachie. The shop is open Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.”