‘Experience’ auction items up for grabs at Auction to End MS

An Auction to End MS, held on Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., at Farmington Garage, will offer guests an opportunity to “experience” downtown Farmington and, hopefully, other communities.

Auction to End MS

The annual event, organized by Farmington Hills resident Tanya Nordhaus, includes music, food from local restaurants, and a silent auction with items donated by businesses across metro Detroit. This cause is personal for Nordhaus; she was diagnosed 18 years ago with the disease.

This year, Nordhaus and her volunteers hope to build more baskets with gift cards, tickets, and other items focused on cities like Royal Oak. In previous years, bidding on the downtown Farmington basket has been competitive.

“Downtown Farmington is always so generous to the auction,” she said.

Also among the donations thus far: a box of 25 children’s books, tickets to 20 Front Street live music cafe in Lake Orion, and tickets to Michigan Opera Theater’s “Grapes of Wrath” at the Detroit Opera House.

Discounted tickets to An Auction to End MS are available online through March 31, or you can pick them up at Farmington Garage, 33014 Grand River. Those who attend may show their support with more than bids, Nordhaus said.

“Orange is the color of MS, so if anybody wants to dress up in orange, they’ll fit right in.”

To grab tickets, donate auction items, sponsor the event, or learn more, visit anauctiontoendms.com.