Silent auction wrap-up party May 5 at Habitat for Humanity of Martin County ReStore

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

STUART, Fla., April 27, 2010 – May 5 is the last day to purchase rare finds and architectural salvage items from the home of Frances Langford, up for bid during Habitat for Humanity of Martin County’s silent auction.


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). The Hollywood-themed event includes refreshments and a final opportunity to purchase a piece of star-studded history. Please RSVP to (772) 223-8991. All proceeds support Habitat’s mission to eliminate substandard housing in Martin County.


The silent auction features 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 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. Hours will be extended for the wrap-up party on May 5, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


To view a photo gallery of select auction items and the latest bids, visit 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.

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