10/23/07 - Project Playhouse silent auction helps fund programs and services
Date: October 23, 2007
Project Playhouse silent auction helps fund programs and services for children with disabilities
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Volunteer teams of carpenter hobbyists will square off Sunday,
The free family event begins at noon at the Chattanooga Market at First Tennessee Pavilion.
Playhouse designs include a train depot, school house, Wild West jailhouse and more. During the silent auction, bidders can compete to take home the one-of-a-kind structures just in time for the holidays. Starting bids begin at $500, with early bidding available by phone starting Monday, Nov. 5. Bidding at the event ends at 4:30 p.m. and winning bidders will be announced at 5 p.m. Phone bids will be accepted the day of the event. Awards for the building teams will be announced in several categories including People’s Choice.
Because all builders who participate in the event create innovative playhouses that are ADA
“Project Playhouse is the perfect fit for us,” he said. “We are thrilled to be involved in an event that promotes the importance of play for children of all abilities while also raising funds to help us offer programs and services for children with special needs.”
Sponsors of Project Playhouse for Siskin Children’s Institute include WTCI Channel 45, 96.5 FM The Mountain, Yates Towing, Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Chattanooga Parent Magazine, Hamilton Place Mall, the Highway 58 Ace Hardware, and Prudential RealtyCenter agents Vicki Godwin and Linda Moore.
The Chattanooga Market is located at First Tennessee Pavilion at 1826 Carter Street. Admission and parking are free. For more information about the event or to view a flyer of the playhouses for auction, call (423) 648-1703 or visit www.siskin.org.