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A True Shopper's Dream at Eagle's Trace Treasure Chest

October 28, 2011

HOUSTON, TX---Searching for that special Christmas gift?  How about some Elvis memorabilia?
Look no further than the Treasure Chest at Eagle's Trace, the Erickson Living community in West Houston.
The Treasure Chest is an on-site resale shop run by forty-two resident volunteers, including seven board members.  The items for sale are donated by residents.
The majority of the money generated by the Treasure Chest goes to the community's Benevolent Care, Student Scholarship and Staff Appreciation Funds.  Since 2006, the effort has raised over $180,000.
The project is a natural fit for Judy Meyer, the group's co-founder and current president.  For thirty-eight years, she owned a weekend antique business in Houston, so she is familiar with the value of finding collectibles at bargain prices.
"The Treasure Chest is a true shopper's dream and a fun social activity," states Ms. Meyer.  "I enjoy the challenge of marketing the Treasure Chest with the team as we create new events and ways to promote unique items."
Those treasures were on display at the third annual holiday bazaar.  Shoppers browsed through an assortment of jewelry, Precious Moments collectibles, Royal Wedding memorabilia from Charles and Diana's wedding, a complete set of Spode china and Christmas decorations.
The Treasure Chest store is open Thursdays to residents, family and staff, with appointments accepted.  The group schedules silent auctions and markets larger pieces such as furniture via special announcements.
For more information about the Treasure Chest, please contact Ms. Meyer at 281-596-0816.