Vest auction raises money for Alzheimer’s

       Selling 70 button-customized vests raised about $1,500 to benefit Alzheimer's research in a silent auction May 1 at the Village at Skyline senior living complex off Lower Gold Camp Road.

The button-customized vests (rack in background) were the topic of attention in the Village at Skyline during the fundraiser May 1.
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       “Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Joanna Bolick, the facility's assisted living activity director. “Everyone got the vests they wanted.” The silent auction didn't draw quite as many people from outside the Village as organizers had hoped for, “but this was the first time. I think it is something the larger community would be interested in.”
       In all, more than 90 vests had been offered. After the garments were donated or bought at thrift stores, volunteers (mostly residents, staff and family members) had dressed them up with a variety of buttons for the sale.
       Bolick said she's not sure if the vest auction would become an annual event in the future, “but we will do something like that.”

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