SAM ODROWSKI The Standard
SCUGOG: Enjoy a trip back to the past at the 21st Annual Antique and Nostalgia Show and Sale, located inside the Scugog Community Recreation Centre.
The community centre will be packed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on February 3rd and 4th, as the antique sale goes into full swing.
Marilyn Pearce has been involved with the sale since it first started and told The Standard it is a great show for antique enthusiasts or collectors who don’t want to break the bank.
She said, “This is the only show in Durham for the everyday collector. Whether it be books, paper, jewellery, china, primitives, or small furniture, this is the only show in Durham like this.”
Since first starting with the sale in the late 90s, Marilyn has watched it grow and says antique sales aren’t what they use to be, with a stronger focus on vintage items and collectibles.
“Antique shows tend to have a real nostalgia side to them. A lot of new collectors are looking for vintage stuff, stuff from the 50s, 60s, and 70s,” Mrs. Pearce said.
She told The Standard there are a lot of dealers focused on selling nostalgic items from 1985 and earlier. But there will also be lots of older items from the early 1900s as well.
All the funds raised from the event go to the Lake Scugog Historical Society, which runs various programs, activities, tours, and speaker series throughout the year.
“They are an important part of this community and their programs are well received,” Mrs. Pearce said.
She added that the program’s success can be attributed to the level of support the antique show receives each year.
Mrs. Pearce said, “We have a large local following and we hope that continues.
We try to bring in new dealers each year and we try to freshen up the show with new ideas.”
Admission is $5 and is valid both days of the event. The sale starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m., on February 3rd and 4th. The event will be held at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, located at 1655 Reach Street, in Port Perry.
Mrs. Pearce encourages all Scugog residents to come out and support the sale.
She said, “If you are sitting at home wondering what you can do, come out and enjoy a trip back to the past, from the antiques and nostalgia items you’ll see, to the music you’ll hear.”
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