For all of you thrifters out there, Assistance League of Tucson, 1307 N. Alvernon Way, is having a huge sale all week.
Markers of death and dying are all around: the roadside flowers and crosses memorializing a loved one, the white-painted bikes at the scene of a bike fatality, or the uniquely Tucson All Souls Procession.
The price of a ticket to the Whatz It Worth? Antiques Appraisal Fair staged by the Assistance League of Tucson: $35. Determining the value of a family heirloom or garage-sale tchotchke while helping out local children in need: priceless.
Rafael Eledge appraises a sword at the Assistance League of Tucson's 2012 Whatz It Worth? fundraiser. The event was inspired by programs such as "Antiques Roadshow."
Ever wondered whether that watch from your great-grandmother has more than sentimental value? Or if that painting you picked up at a yard sale is worth its space on the wall?
Members of Assisteens, high school girls who are part of the Assistance League of Tucson, were part of Saturday's gala at Skyline Country Club. Assisteens support middle schools through physical education and music and art programs.
Kenna Hodeaux, a senior Assisteen from Catalina Foothills High School, escorted by her father, Matthew, is presented to the audience during the Tux 'N Boots Gala.
Senior Assisteen Kiley Ann Wassenberg, from Salpointe Catholic High School, and her father, Chris, stride into the spotlights.
Hundreds of Tucsonans in fanciful Western attire gathered
Saturday for the annual Tux 'N Boots Gala presented by the
Assistance League of Tucson at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Saint