Antiqueshow raises funds for library

Published on Thu, Jun 14, 2007 by ack Kintner

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Antique show raises funds for library

By Jack Kintner

The Whatcom County Library Foundation is sponsoring an Antiques Road Show-style fundraiser on Saturday, June 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Lynden Community Center at 401 Grover Street.

“It benefits the whole library system, which is county-wide,” said foundation board member Georgia Donovan of Blaine. This includes the Blaine library, one of nine branches in the county.

Donovan said that experts in fine and costume jewelry, U.S. and foreign coins, fine art and collectibles will be present to offer their knowledge and analysis of items for a $5 charge per item. Local historians will also be present to help in the process.

There is a suggested limit of three items per person, and with large items such as furniture people are asked to bring clear, detailed photos of the item rather than the item itself.

Proceeds will go to the Whatcom County Library Foundation to fund special programs and building projects.

“Excitement is building for what is our first official fundraiser and we are pleased to see growing community support for the work of the foundation,” said Randy Erickson, foundation board chairman, “so if you want to put that interest into supporting library services in Whatcom County, then I hope to see you at this event!”

For more information, go to and click on the foundation link.