Silent auction to raise money for Alzheimer’s

       About 90 vests, customized with varieties of buttons, will be available to the highest bidder at a silent auction to benefit Alzheimer's research at the Village at Skyline Friday, May 1.
       Scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Skyline Room, the fundraiser is the largest ever for the senior-living complex at 2365 Patriot Hts., off Lower Gold Camp Road.
       “It was a very huge effort,” said Debbie Miller, an activity assistant for the Village. “We had about 50 volunteers, including residents, staff and family members.”
       Some of the vests were gifts, while others were purchased from thrift stores before being embellised with donated buttons ranging from “antique to very basic,” according to Miller. “They came from everywhere.”
       Vest samples are on display in a glass case at Village at Skyline now. On the day of the silent auction, “people can try them on and see what they like” before placing bids, she said.
       For more information, call 867-4789.

Westside Pioneer/press release