February’s InStore Silent Auction at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore offers a variety of eclectic Americana pieces as well as a few extra surprise items. A charming dapper rabbit statue, a metal cast sculpture of three swimming dolphins, a fine detailed musical carousel, and a Folk-Art wooden rooster are part of the Americana collection. The more eclectic pieces include an electric Martini Maker, a copper antique fire extinguisher, and a large three-dimensional metal River House signboard that would be perfect for any home on one of New Bern’s rivers.
This month’s auction is open now for bids until Thursday, February 25 at 12 p.m. There is no charge to register to bid on one or more items. Bidders can revisit the Silent Auction any time during the month to monitor or adjust their personal bid on a desired item. When the InStore Silent Auction is closed at the end of the month, winning bidders will be notified and have two days to pay for their item with up to five days to pick it up at the ReStore.
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is located at 930 Pollock Street in New Bern and the InStore Silent Auction has a separate room to view and bid on over sixteen items displayed. The regular store hours are Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Wednesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity of Craven County operates the ReStore to generate important revenue to support building new homes for eligible individuals and families, as well as assist existing homeowners with needed repairs. Volunteers are always needed for either new construction or repairs, as well as for the ReStore, so those interested should contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Hooper or 252-633-9599.
Anyone interested in donating gently used items for a future InStore Auction or the ReStore is encouraged to contact Evelyn Richards, ReStore Manager, at 252-633-5512 for further information. Free pick-up services can be scheduled for larger items.
Submitted by Deedra Durocher on behalf of Evelyn Richards