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Charity Overstreet, Bernice Ingram, Sue Yearout, Joanna Hudzik, Libby Pearsall and Michelle Dickenson Saturday at the Diamond Dig.
Dylan and Caitlin scoop sand into their buckets while their mother Michelle Musser watches at Haywood's 60th anniversary fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The Mussers kept whatever gems found in their bucket.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Haywood's Jewelers celebrated 60 years in business with a first-ever Diamond Dig on Saturday at Westlake Towne Center. The event raised more than $7,000 for the American Heart Association, according to co-owner Joanna Hudzik.
Customers showed up Saturday to scoop from a sandbox filled with 600 carats of gems and diamonds. They were allowed to keep what they found. The jewelry store sold out of about 200 $35 buckets.
Last week, both Westlake and Rocky Mount locations held promotions and drawings for jewelry, jewelry boxes and 42-inch flat-screen TVs.
Hudzik, who has worked at Haywood's for 15 years, said she is proud to be celebrating the store's anniversary.
"We're lucky to be in this area and people have been so good to us," she said.
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