“This is an auction you will not want to miss,” said Paul Isom, professional auctioneer.
“There’ll be a large amount of merchandise sold to the highest bidders Saturday night, starting at 6, at the Prospect Elementary School gymnasium. This is a public auction,” he said.
“We have a motorcycle, furniture, gifts, appliances and tools, fine art prints, home décor, gourmet desserts and much more. And this is a great time for an auction, with Christmas around the corner; a great time to pick up gifts at special prices,” Isom continued.
“Much of what we have is ‘new-in-box’, and the remainder are very interesting items. All this will directly benefit the work of Anchor Point Foundation in Bradley County.
“Come hungry,” said Isom, “there will be plenty good to eat at our concessions. We’ll have barbecued pork sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks, cakes, pies and specialty sweets. The pork will be sold by the pound, too.”
“Anchor Point Foundation is a nondenominational, Christ-centered and multifaceted program focused on the recovery of individuals suffering from life-controlling addictions,” said Executive Director Russ Coffey.
“Anchor Point has been serving the greater Cleveland and Bradley County region for eight years as a registered not-for-profit.
“I said ‘multifaceted’ because we offer an entire range of services at low or no cost. We get referred to through local hospitals, family members, churches and the justice system. Our placements for long-term recovery programs always involve Christian-based rehab facilities, usually requiring a minimum of one year to complete,” said Coffey.
In addition to the Tuesday night support group meetings at 6:30 in the Cleveland High School cafeteria, Anchor Point also provides a weekly addiction recovery study program to about 150 inmates at our local Justice Center.
“Our program at the jail includes our offer of long-term follow-up after inmate release,” said Coffey.
He continued, “Our aim is to include each person released from jail with a family and church-based support system. Also we have 50 acres here in Bradley County where we want to build a work-recovery center, probably farming based, because so many [of them] need a place which provides a stable structure when they are released from jail or return from a long-term contracted rehab. Once a person returns, then housing and employment become critical to their success and a normal life.”
If you are in need of addiction recovery plans and services, or if you are a family member of someone who is, call Coffey locally at 284-6457.