Habitat to host silent auction featuring rare finds from Frances Langford home

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

STUART, Fla., April 13, 2010 – Frances Langford fans, local history enthusiasts and antique collectors will be delighted by the rare finds and architectural salvage items up for bid during Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s silent auction, April 16 through May 5.


The silent auction will feature a variety of unique items salvaged from the Rio home of the late singer/actress, Frances Langford. Among the items up for bid: signs from her property and Outrigger Resort, a handcrafted bar decorated with authentic tapa cloth, cypress bar tops, leather director’s chairs embroidered with Langford’s initials, furniture and so much more.


More than 100 items are on display at the Habitat for Humanity of Martin County ReStore, 2555 S.E. Bonita Street in Stuart, two blocks southeast of the corner of Indian Street and Old Dixie Highway. Bids may be placed in person or by phone during operating hours, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


An auction wrap-up party is set for May 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the ReStore. Bidding will close at 6 p.m. and each item will be awarded to the highest bidder (bidders need not be present to win). All proceeds support Habitat’s mission to eliminate substandard housing in Martin County.


To view a photo gallery of select auction items, visit HabitatMartin.org. To place a bid by phone or for more information, call the ReStore, (772) 223-8991.


About Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Habitat for Humanity of Martin County is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization that extends the opportunity to purchase simple, decent, affordable homes to local families who would not otherwise have that chance. The three key criteria necessary in order to make homeownership a reality for families include the need for shelter, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call (772) 223-9940 or visit HabitatMartin.org.

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