Silent auction generates excitement and money

Tue, 02/26/2008 - 3:09pm
By: The Citizen

By Linda Cashdollar,
Director of Marketing
Special to The Citizen

Heritage of Peachtree recently held a Valentine’s Day “Silent Auction”. Residents, family members and guests spent a delightful afternoon competing for the chance to come out a winner on dozens of items, from antique jewelry to rare books.

One item that caused a real bidding war was a lovely pink glass vanity set, complete with perfume atomizers. Three people kept the bidding going like a round-robin, each taking turns upping their bids little by little until finally the auction was over and a winner was named.

Most items sold for just a few dollars. However, several items did jump up in price. The highest bid item brought $20 for a new designer child’s dress with a retail value of $80. The second highest bid item brought $15.60 for a rare Army/Navy book. Third place was an unusual cloisonné business card case that brought in $11.35.

All monies raised will go toward the purchase of a Nintendo Wii Sports Package to be used for resident games.

This new video game is all the rage and Heritage residents enjoy the wide variety of games available.

Heritage of Peachtree is an independent and assisted living community located just at the edge of Peachtree City. The homey atmosphere, excellent food and outstanding activities program provide residents with a high quality retirement experience. For more information, call 770-631-3461.

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