IMLAY CITY — If you're looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift for that special someone, look no further than the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library.
From now through Tuesday, Feb. 13, Imlay City residents and visitors are welcome to stop in and check out the many items going up for bids in the library's 2018 Silent Auction.
Listed among those items are gift baskets, antiques, collectibles, gift certificates, local services, old toys, books, furniture and more.
Ruth Hughes Library's own Diane Willick and Mandy Summers display some of the many items available at the library's annual silent auction. photo by Tom Wearing.
Library Director Tracy Aldrich says the silent auction offers participants an opportunity to find a perfect Valentine's gift, while supporting their hometown library at the same time.
As an example of an ideal Valentine's gift, Aldrich suggests bidding on the "movie night" gift basket, which contains a copy of a romantic novel, candles, bottle of wine, cheese and crackers and other ingredients ideal for a romantic evening.
Aldrich also recommends Imlay City Manager Tom Youatt's offer of a free lunch and tour of the city as an item worth bidding on.
She adds that auction participants may bid more than once on an item, particularly when the bidding process becomes competitive.
Aldrich says the winning bidders will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 14, just in time for Valentine's Day.
For those unable to attend the auction,
Aldrich encourages that they make a donation to show their support for the library.
The Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library is located at 211 North Almont Avenue in downtown Imlay City.
For questions or more information about the 2018 Silent Auction, call the library at 810-724-8043.
Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.