Collectors and bargain shoppers alike will be delighted with the fabulous finds at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Rochester Hills, as its hosts its 8th annual spring auction on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Nearly 1,000 lots will be available for bid starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., with a preview beginning at 9 a.m.

“From Gibson guitars to full-size cars, The Salvation Army has seen a variety of unique merchandise cross the auction floor. We’re excited to host another successful auction this spring,” said Brian Smith, manager of the Rochester Hills thrift store. “Last year we raised $35,400 for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers, and we are confident this year’s lineup of items will inspire auction goers to raise their paddles and help a great cause.”

All proceeds from the auction benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers, independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation programs for adults.

“You never know what you’re going to find,” said Linea Rydstedt, veteran Salvation Army thrift store shopper and auction goer. “I’ve been attending auctions for more than 50 years and The Salvation Army’s auction since its inception. They always have an assortment of cool things you’d never know you wanted!”

This year bidders can expect to see unique and antique housewares, fine oil paintings, various autographed tchotchke, musical instruments, a vintage Electric Razor Scooter and even a beautiful, historic sampler created in 1819. The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Rochester Hills is located at 823 East Auburn Road in Rochester Hills.

For those unable to attend the auction, you are invited to register for absentee bidding and have auction staff place bids for you. To see a full lineup of auction items and to learn more about absentee bidding, visit or contact Oz Zamora at 586-978-0369.


Post a Comment