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MRL Establishes Date for Antique Appraisal Event

Massanutten Regional Library is planning a fundraising event that can be part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, to paraphrase PBS’ highest rated television series, “Antiques Roadshow.”

“An Antiques Appraisal” is the latest event planned by Massanutten Regional Library in collaboration with Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates and James McHone Jewelry. 

For those who love watching public televison’s “Antiques Roadshow” or for those who desire to have a family heirloom appraised, this will be a fun and enlightening evening. 

The event, a fundraiser for the Massanutten Regional Library system, will be held Tuesday, February 12, 6 pm, with appraisals beginning at 6:30 pm at the Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Offices and Auction, 2177 Green Valley Lane, Mt. Crawford, VA.  Jeffrey S. Evans will be appraising antiques and Tina Shull of James McHone Jewelry will appraise jewelry.

“We are anticipating a large number of participants,” says Kim Haines, Development Director for MRL.  “Our evening will begin with doors opening at 6 pm.  The appraisal event itself will begin at 6:30 and continue until 8:30 pm.  Time constraints will limit the number of appraisals.” 

Admission at the door with an appraisal item will be $15.00.  A limited number of guaranteed  appraisal spots are $25.00.  Guaranteed appraisal tickets go on sale Monday, January 21, beginning at 10 am.   These guaranteed appraisal tickets can be purchased at 434-4475, ext. 135 and will be reserved for the first 10 callers each for antiques and jewelry.  “With general admission ticket prices of $15.00, we hope to get in as many appraisals as we can, but the advanced tickets will guarantee an appraisal time.  Proceeds from all ticket sales will benefit Massanutten Regional Library," states Haines.  “We are extremely grateful to Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates and to James McHone Jewelry for donating their expertise to benefit the library system. The Evans & Associates Office allows viewer participation in the appraisals with the location’s state of the art video equipment. 

In the event of bad weather, the Massanutten Regional Library System has already planned a bad weather date for the Antique Appraisal.  That date would be Tuesday, March 19, if needed. 

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