The popular Birdhouse Auction has morphed into the "Trash to Treasure Auction" featuring creative objects made from recycled, repurposed or redesigned items made by local artisans, craftsmen and builders. The first "Trash to Treasure Auction" will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club in Southampton, N.Y.

All items up for auction have been fashioned from found objects, broadening the array of creative objects up for auction. So far, intriguing and attractive objects have been fashioned from diverse materials such as a tree stump, a family heirloom, a wooden chair, yogurt lids and a surfboard.

Proceeds from "Trash to Treasure Auction" help support women in our community with breast and/or gynecological cancers through the non-profit organizations Lucia’s Angels and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers. Both non-profits are based in Southampton.

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"Round N Round Carousel" by Kerry Sharkey-Miller

"Round N Round Carousel" by Kerry Sharkey-Miller

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The Trash to Treasure Auction will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club, located at 256 Elm Street in Southampton. There will be a full open bar with a variety of appetizers. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. They can be purchased by clicking here or in person at Catena’s Market in Southampton or at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital.

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"Log Beautiful Table" by Kevin Willets

"Log Beautiful Table" by Kevin Willets

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Lucia's Angels is a foundation committed to assisting women and families on Eastern Long Island with late-stage women’s cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer. Lucia’s Angels has provided help and funding for babysitting, heating bills, health insurance premiums, automobile repair, groceries, ambulatory trips, therapeutic massage, salon services and wigs.

The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital (CWC) is a volunteer-driven group composed of professionals and concerned friends who have created a supportive network for women affected by breast, ovarian and uterine cancers. The organization focuses on early detection and empowerment to bring about better health care and an improved quality of life. Based at Southampton Hospital, CWC provides support for women and families on the East End of Long Island.

Stacy Quarty and Susan Barry Roden are both intimately involved with both organizations in board leadership positions.

“We know that early detection is key to increasing the survival rate in cancers affecting women,” said Susan Barry Roden, “and here, on Long Island, we have one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the nation. Being proactive is imperative.”

BASIC FACTS: The Trash to Treasure Auction will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Southampton Social Club, 256 Elm Street, Southampton, N.Y. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. To purchase or for additional information, visit www.luciasangels.org/t2t.

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