Little Fort Antique weekend taking shape

Antiques Appraisal Weekend is one of two yearly events sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society

Vernon-based accredited antique appraiser Peter S. Blundell will be back to meet with valley residents

Vernon-based accredited antique appraiser Peter S. Blundell will be back to meet with valley residents

The 3rd Annual Antiques Appraisal Weekend, slated for April 13 and 14 at the Little Fort Community Hall, may include some new features in 2013, including a silent auction of one antique per day at the hall.

Vernon-based accredited antique appraiser Peter S. Blundell will be back to meet with valley residents, examining family treasures and collectibles.

For a fee, a person may submit up to three items for Blundell during a 15-minute consultation.

Appointment bookings are now being accepted.  Those interested may call Pat Paula (250 -672-5560) or Elsie Karl (250-677-4287) and leave a message including name, phone number and the day the caller hopes to attend the event, antique weekend committee chair Pat Paula says.

This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at the Little Fort Community Hall.

Again, the audience members may share the experience via video feed, and organizers promise new features for the weekend.

And there are some new names on the list of volunteers this year, but committee chair Paula says there’s still plenty of room for others who would like to be involved.

This year’s event will include a self-serve concession offering coffee, tea and water, but no food, given the ready availability of good food nearby in Little Fort.

Helpers will be welcomed to help set up and take down displays and organize the hall, among other things, Paula says.

Antiques Appraisal Weekend is one of two yearly events sponsored by the North Thompson Valley Hospice House Society in that group’s drive to establish a hospice house facility for the valley as a whole.

 

The second is an annual bike challenge in which competitors cycle between Barriere and Clearwater on a mid-September Sunday.