Friday, May 14, 2010 | 2:36 p.m.
Used underwear for a good cause -- welcome to brothel fundraising.
On Saturday, the ladies of the Chicken Ranch will be auctioning off their panties, negligees, pajamas and shoes to raise money for the Asta Philpot Foundation, a nonprofit that helps the handicapped and disabled. The women will also be auctioning off some furniture (lamps, footstools and "miscellaneous unique personal items"), though it's presumably more fun to watch ladies model their underwear than their furniture. (And yes, the women of the Chicken Ranch will be modeling some of the auction items, for your consideration.)
The auction will start at 1:45 p.m. at the Chicken Ranch (10511 Homestead Ranch, Pahrump) backyard pool area. It's a rare chance to take in life at a brothel without being expected to buy the entertainment -- and really, who can argue against charity? Or a nice Saturday drive to Pahrump?
The auction is part of the Sin City Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual BBQ and Golf Tournament, which takes place every year at the Chicken Ranch. Aside from the auction, event spokesman Bob Fisher says there will be beer drinking contests and a classic car show, among other activities.
For more information, visit the Chicken Ranch web site: chickenranchbrothel.com.