Wide variety of dealers to be on hand

HONESDALE — It all began 51 years ago with fewer than a dozen antique dealers.

It has now grown to include over 50 dealers from all over the East Coast and even England, each with a fantastic array of antiques including art, jewelry, linens, estate jewelry, rugs, coins, books, vintage clothing, art glass, cut glass, silver, crystal, china, fine porcelain, Christmas ornaments, pottery “Indian Artifacts,” furniture, books, quilts, all types of collectibles and much, much more.

The show will be Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show will take place in the Wayne Highlands Middle School, located at 482 Grove Street in Honesdale. There are delicious homemade lunches and pies for sale.

Everything is made fresh by club members who are all excellent cooks. Admission to the show is only $6 per person or $5 with a discount coupon or newspaper ad.

There are restoration experts to help you with your repairs.

There are a variety of experts who will be on hand for the event.

Charles Sorrels from Emmaus restores glass and crystal; Harry DeVrieze is an expert in furniture repair, caning and rushing.

Ernest Kionke encourages everyone to bring their family heirlooms and treasures of fine porcelain, china and pottery for restoration. Items that need repair may be brought to the show and after examination, if possible, may be mended on the premises.

The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will present “Attic Treasures,” with several consignment rooms featuring a wide variety of merchandise. This partnership with the Women’s Club of Honesdale has lasted over 50 years.

Local artists will also present their work for sale. Each item is more spectacular than the next.

The Women’s Club of Honesdale sponsors this enjoyable event. All funds raised are used to support the club’s scholarship program, including a summer camp scholarship, local charities, fire companies, art and literature in the schools, as well as an on-going program for the beautification of the community.

Since July, 2000, the local Cherry Ridge 4H Club members and their parents have helped set up this event. Officials want to extend a warm thank you to them for their assistance in making this show so successful.

If you need more information about the Women’s Club or the Antiques Show, visit www.womensclubofhonesdale.com.