Monday, October 1, 2007


Imagine finding out that you have an item that is worth $30,000 - $50,000. That is what happened at the last Antiques Appraisal Night hosted by the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club. Who knows what treasures will be discovered at the next Antiques Appraisal night to be held on October 17 from 7-9 PM at the Tewksbury Hospital Old Chapel, on East Street in Tewksbury.
The event features Skinner’s appraiser Stuart Whitehurst of the famed Antiques Roadshow and is being held to raise much needed funds for equine therapy programs at T.H.E. FARM in Tewksbury.
T.H.E. FARM is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic equestrian programs for the clients of the Tewksbury Hospital, as well as public riding programs and special events to individuals of all abilities. T.H.E. FARM is dedicated to providing a safe environment where therapeutic and equine education comes first.
“Certainly that valuable item was the extreme of the items that were brought to the last event, said Merrimack Valley Rotary President Ken Masson. “But there were other surprises such as paintings that were found in the trash that turned up worth several hundreds of dollars.”
Residents who have such items stored away in their closet, attics, and basements are urged to purchase a ticket to the show and find out just how much of a treasure they have. Appraisals are $20 and general admission is $10. For more information contact Ken Masson at
978-446-9366 or by writing to

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