Oregon, Ill., Woman’s Club’s antiques show March 26-27
From press release
OREGON, Ill.—The Oregon Woman’s Club’s 61st annual antiques show will be Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, at Blackhawk Center Sports Arena, 10th Street at Jefferson Street, one block south of Route 64 (Washington Street), in Oregon, Ill.
Show times are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Admission donation is $5 per person, which is good for both days of the show. Door prize drawings will be held every hour, and a grand-prize drawing will be held at the end of the show.
Many changes have taken place during the past 60 years, transforming a small antique and hobby show into one of the premier shows in northern Illinois.
The Oregon Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and a non-profit organization, sponsors this show as a major fund-raising event and uses the proceeds to help fund various community projects and charities.
The Blackhawk Center Sports Arena, on the Oregon public school campus, offers ample parking, handicap accessibility and a huge area for 50 Midwest antique dealers to display their merchandise for sale. Quality antiques will range from the early 1800s through the retro era of the 1950s, including all areas of collecting—furniture, glass, china, pottery, toys, textiles, jewelry, dolls, silver, decorator items and more.
The snack bar sponsored by the Oregon, Ill., Kiwanis Club, will be brimming with homemade sandwiches, soups, desserts and beverages. Mary Lou’s Crystal Repair from Joliet, Ill., will be on hand both days to repair damaged heirlooms while you wait. Sunday, Munda & Associates, auctioneers and appraisers, of Freeport, Ill., will offer verbal appraisals of small treasures for $5 per item. Supply photos of large items. If a written appraisal is needed, discuss details with Munda & Associates.
For more information about area lodging and attractions, visit www.oregonil.com or call the Oregon Chamber of Commerce at (815) 732-2100. For more information about the show, call (815) 732-2219 or (815) 652-2047.
From the March 23-29, 2011, issue
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