Valdosta Daily Times


September 15, 2013

53rd Annual Antiques Show and Sale this weekend

VALDOSTA — I do my best to give charitable organizations some additional coverage in my column each week to help spread the word about their events, and this week is no exception.

The annual benefit for The Crescent, the grand dame of historic homes in Valdosta, is the annual antiques show and sale. This is the 53rd year for the benefit, and is obviously a successful way to raise funds to keep the house in showpiece condition. I attended an event there earlier this week and the house is just stunning.

The tender loving care from the Garden Center, Inc., is apparent throughout The Crescent and the grounds, but keeping up a house of this size and age is an incredible undertaking and they need the community’s support.

The sale starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Luncheons are available daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you like to look at antiques, this is a great opportunity, and if you like to buy antiques, it’s an even better opportunity, with dealers from several states bringing everything from art works to jewelry, from chandeliers to pottery.

The show is too large for The Crescent to hold, so each year it’s located at the Mathis City Auditorium on North Ashley Street.

If you have some time next weekend, consider dropping by Mathis. You never know what you might find, and The Crescent is a worthy cause, deserving of your support.

Driving for Research

Thank you to all of the golfers who turned out Thursday for the Driving for Research tournament at Kinderlou to benefit CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.

Ronnie Newsome is trying to raise $25,000 to fund a cancer-research grant through CureSearch, and he is now at $4,000 after just a few months.

The Newsome family did an excellent job organizing the event and it was a pleasure to help out and get to meet most of the players.

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