Antique Road Show is March 11
By Carrie A. Mizell
Climb up in the attic and begin digging through the moth balls to find a treasure that can be appraised at Trenton’s 2nd Annual Antique Road Show.
Planned for Friday, March 11 at the Trenton Depot, the 2011 Road Show will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run through 7:30 p.m.
Similar to PBS’ highest rated series “Antiques Roadshow,” Trenton’s Road Show will feature three antique and collectible experts, as well as independent dealers.
Monica Fowler will be appraising antique jewlery. As an expert on cameos, Fowler says she never tires of her interest and passion. She is the owner of Delectible Collectibles in Micanopy.
Max Nickerson will be appraising pottery and glassware. Nickerson is a curator for the division of herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida.
Gilchist County’s own Ron Mills will be appraising furniture at this year’s Road Show. Mills works as chief of Gilchrist County Emergency Management. What not many people know is that Mills also has a love for antiques.
Citizens are encouraged to dig in the cedar chest, the back of the closet, or beneath the bed to bring out that treasure passed down through generations, or picked up at an antique, yard, or estate sale. Antiques and collectibles only please.
Now is the time to un-earth that long-forgotten treasure and bring it to the Trenton Depot so that it can be appraised.
For more information on the Antique Road Show, call Ann Ferguson at 463-7610.
The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce will be selling barbecue pork sandwiches during the Antique Road Show. For a $5 donation the Chamber will sell a barbecue pork sandwich, chips and a drink.
The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce will once again sell desserts during the Antique Road Show.
Several vendors selling antiques and collectibles, as well as craft vendors, will be set up on Friday evening and open for business during the Antique Road Show.
Last year’s 1st Annual Antique Road Show was such a success that organizers decided to make it an annual event, kicking off the Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 12.
An estimated 5000 people walked the streets of Trenton last year during the Quilt and Craft Festival. Quilts were on display on the outside of buildings all along Main Street, as well as inside several downtown businesses. Along with antique and collectible dealers and craft vendors, there were also antique cars and tractors parked on Main Street.
Numerous area quilt guilds participated in last year’s event, and are expected to return for the 2011 show, including Gilchrist County’s own Springhouse Quilters.
For more information on the 4th Annual Suwannee Valley Quilt and Old Time Craft Festival, call 463-3842.
“To me, being a veteran is about taking pride in the country, my service and my ability to maintain deep and lasting friendships all over the country,” Mash said.
Since starting work on February 15, Mash said he has already had the opportunity to meet six local veterans who came to his office looking for help on filing claims and beneficiary forms.
“I hope to be able to satisfy the needs within the community and establish a rapport with each and every one of the county’s veterans and their families,” Mash said.
Mash began working with veterans in 2002 after serving as an active duty Marine for 17 years, followed by eight years in the Florida National Guard.
“I had just turned 18 and graduated from Chamberlain High School in Tampa when I joined the Marine Corp in 1972,” Mash recalled.