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Short Hills, NJ
Antique Weekend to Benefit Local and National Charities

The Community Congregational Church in Short Hills will stage its 35th annual Antiques Show on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28.

This event, which benefits both local and national charities, is expected to feature items from the collections of more than 25 renowned dealers from New England and Mid-Atlantic states.

These dealers will exhibit quality traditional American and English furniture, clocks, oriental rugs, prints and maps, brass, silver, porcelains, glassware, jewelry, linens, antique and collectible dolls and toys.

Several of the grandfather clocks are valued at more than $30,000, according to a spokeswoman. Dawson’s, an antique appraiser, will offer free appraisals on Saturday, September 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

All of the proceeds, including admission, donations and tickets to the gala on Friday night, go to support several charities in Essex County and some nationally- known organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army and Aid for International Medicine, according to Tracy Silver, a Short Hills resident and Co-Chairwoman of this year’s event.

Among the local charities included are SCEEP (Suburban Cultural Educational Enrichment Program) which provides tutoring to young children from educationally disadvantaged situations.

Last year, the event raised approximately $30,000 for charity.

Members of the church and local merchants, who support the show through advertising and donations, expect to exceed that number this year thanks to a more aggressive campaign to attract visitors from throughout the tri-state region to this event in Essex county.

"As an added bonus, antique hunters from the Short Hills show can take advantage of a show in the next town," said Ann Nanfeldt, a resident of South Orange and Co-Chairwoman of the event at the Community Congregational Church in Short Hills. The other show will take place at the South Orange Middle School

and will benefit the redevelopment of that community’s downtown.

The 35th Annual Short Hills Antiques Show will include a preview gala evening on Friday night, September 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show is open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. Lunch is available.

General admission is $6. The church is located at the corner of Parsonage Hills Road and Hartshorn Drive.

For further information, please call (973) 379-5600.

BENEFIT EVENT…Organizing this year’s 35th annual Short Hills Antique Show, pictured left to right, are: Tracy Silver, Marjorie Lillard and Ann Nanfeldt. The event, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, at the Community Congregational Church, will include more than 25 dealers from New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. A preview party will be held on Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m.

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