Antique show comes to Oregon March 24, 25

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OREGON – The Oregon Woman's Club announces its 68th annual antique show, one of the premier antiques shows in Northern Illinois.

The show will be held on March 24 and 25. 

The Oregon Woman's Club, a member of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs, sponsors this show as a major fund-raising event and uses the proceeds to help fund various community projects and charities.

As in past years, the show will be held at the Blackhawk Center Sports Arena, located on the Oregon Public School campus. The facility offers ample parking, handicap accessibility and a huge area for our 52 Midwest antique dealers from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa to display their merchandise for sale. Quality antiques from the early 1800's through mid-century 1950's, including all areas of collecting – furniture, glass, china, pottery, toys, primitives, textiles, jewelry, dolls, silver, decorator items and more. There will be items for all collecting tastes and budgets, for both the new and advanced collector. We like to think of it as “Comfort Food for the Eyes.”

The food concession will be provided by the Chana United Methodist Ladies. The menu will be a selection of sandwiches, chips, desserts and beverages, so bring your appetite and enjoy lunch.  Mary Lou's Crystal Repair from Joliet, IL, will be on hand both days to repair your damaged heirlooms “while you wait”.  On Sunday, from 10am-3pm, Hack's Auction & Realty Services, Pecatonica, IL, will offer verbal appraisals of your small treasures for $5 per item. Please supply photos of large items.  If a written appraisal is needed, discuss the details with the appraisers.

This will be the second year for the Woman's Club to invite a local area not-for-profit to have a representative at the show. This will give the agency or organization an opportunity to present their mission, activities, goals and needs to the visiting public. This year we are pleased to help showcase the Village of Progress.

Show times are Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Entry to the show is $6 per person, which is good for both days. Door prizes will be awarded throughout both days of the show.

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