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Antiques Affaire, Peddlers’ Market coming to Sharon Township

5/29/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Scott Kriska

SHARON — Area residents will have the opportunity to learn more about their inherited treasures or garage sale finds at the first annual Sharon Center Antiques Affaire. The event, organized by the Sharon Township Heritage Society and the Sharon Women’s Club, will be held June 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sharon Circle at the intersection of Ridge and Sharon-Copley roads.

The event will include appraisers available at Sharon Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antiques dealers also will set up in the circle park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. offering various items, according to event officials. Food trucks also will be at the circle park. In addition, the parking lot of Sharon Elementary School, 6335 Ridge Road, will be the site of a Peddlers’ Market that day.

Zoning Inspector Neil Jones, who also serves as president of the Sharon Township Heritage Society, said members of the Heritage Society and the Women’s Club wanted to team up to hold a township event.

“Both organizations thought a collaborative event would be helpful,” he said.

Jones said the Antiques Affaire is just one way for the Heritage Society to carry out its mission statement — to collect and research historical data and memorabilia concerning Sharon and to preserve noteworthy structures for the education and enjoyment of future generations.

Antique appraisals at Town Hall will cost $4, or three items for $10. Jones said the appraisers ask visitors to not bring large, heavy items, firearms or knives. Among the appraisers who will be present at the Antiques Affaire are: Ron Chojnacki, who will appraise military and Civil War items; Ron Diesch, clocks; Don Dzuro, bottles; Diane Francis, dolls; Bob Haag, Native American artifacts; Jack Harbaugh, tools; Elaine Lack, postcards; Eric Pandrea, glass, pottery and general items; and Maggie Walker, general items.

Those interested in selling at the Peddlers’ Market should contact Mimi O’Keefe, of the Sharon Women’s Club, at 330-239-0157 to secure a 10-foot spot for $15. Antique dealers also can arrange for a 12-foot space to be set up in the circle park for $30 by calling Jones at 330-239-1755.

All proceeds from the Antiques Affaire will benefit the Sharon Women’s Club Scholarship Fund and the Sharon Township Heritage Society’s Community Speakers Series, according to event officials.

Jones said another opportunity for those interested in getting their antiques appraised will be held July 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hinckley Town Hall, 1410 Ridge Road.

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