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Botsford News Release

Items from Botsford Inn to be Offered at Public Sale

Farmington Hills, Mich., April 20, 2007 – The Botsford Foundation will hold a sale of the contents of the Botsford Inn on May. The sale will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on May 11, 12 and 13 and on May 18, 19 and 20. Everything Goes Estate Liquidations Inc. will manage and conduct the sale for Botsford.

The sale is among activities associated with preparing the Botsford Inn site for the groundbreaking for Botsford’s new cancer center in early fall.

The sale will include glassware, china, decorative accessories, light and plumbing fixtures, television sets, bedroom sets, restaurant fixtures, cooking implements, windows and other hardware. Also included will be the bar that was located in the Coach Room Bar. Most of the antique furnishings of the historic Inn are not included in the sale.

”We will use most of the antiques when we restore the structure as an early nineteenth century Inn,” said Margo Gorchow, Executive Director of The Botsford Foundation. “We will put the Inn in “tour worthy” condition so the members of the community can again have access to the building. We will also retain some of the personal touches of Henry and Clara Ford,” Gorchow said. The Botsford Inn was restored by the Fords in 1925.

Items that are not sold will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Detroit.

Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2004 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting (for treatment of heart attack) and Improving Care in the Emergency Department Setting (also for heart attack treatment). Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.

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