April 26, 2002
PRESS RELEASE: ANTIQUE APPRAISALS, AUCTION AND FARMERS’ MARKET AT MAY MUSE`
EVENT AT VARNADO STORE MUSEUM IN FRANKLINTON, LA
May 25 marks a big spring celebration at the Varnado Store Museum in
Franklinton, LA. The special event, at the request of many museum patrons,
will feature an antiques Appraisal Fair, an Auction, and a Farmers’ Market to
be held in and around the century-old general store museum and its new annex.
APPRAISAL: Bring antiques, unidentifiables, and old items from the attic or
garage to have them evaluated during the appraisal time from 10:00 a.m. until
2:00 p.m. There will be a $5.00 per item fee charged to benefit the museum.
AUCTION: Scour the old items left by grandma and bring your antiques or
"junk-tique" treasures, anything from furniture to glassware, to be sold at
auction from 2:00 p.m. until all items are sold. Twenty per cent of the
selling price will go to the museum and remainder to the seller. If you wish
to buy or sell, come to the Museum’s annex for an afternoon of fun.
FARMERS’ MARKET: All day long visitors can shop the Farmers’ Market to
select fresh vegetables, plants, herbs, hanging baskets, homemade jams and
jellies, natural foods, honey, eggs, dairy products, flowers and garden items
from local gardeners. Spaces will rent for $25.00 and be available on a first
come - first served basis the morning of May 25. Visitors can also enjoy our
Victory Garden, which is maintained by the local Master Gardeners group, to
get ideas for planting a small garden of your own.
Plan now for an enjoyable day at the museum, shopping the Farmers’ Market,
having your old items appraised, and buying or selling at the auction. At the
same time you will be helping the non-profit Varnado Store Museum and its
volunteers continue their efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of
Washington Parish and bring educational exhibits and opportunites. One day
only - May 25 10:00 a.m. till…..
Location: 936 Pearl Street, Franklinton, LA (P.O. Box 184)
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