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The Skidaway Island Antiques Show and Sale to be held this weekend

POSTED: March 5, 2009 3:50 p.m.

The 11th annual Skidaway Island Antiques Show and Sale, March 6-8, will be an exciting mixture of fine antiques, delicious food and spring flowers, hosted in the spacious Parish Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The show benefits local children's charities.

Antiques Show visitors may browse the collections of 17 nationally known dealers, five of them new, from around the country, and shop for rare finds such as a "Mediterranean Passport" from 1821, featuring the signatures of both James Monroe and John Quincy Adams.

A gala champagne preview party will launch the show on March 5, underwritten by Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Limited $75 reservations are available by calling 598-7242.

Show hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6-7. On March 8, show hours are from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8, cash or check, and provide admission to the show for all three days.

Avid antiquers and casual collectors will all find items to enjoy in the Asian, English and American furniture and accessories; nautical antiques; jewelry; linens; Oriental rugs; silver; garden accessories; antique clocks and music boxes; art; china; glassware and much more.

Delectable lunches and desserts, featuring a different menu each day, will be served in the Starlight Café garden tent. Guests may also purchase tickets at $20 each, or three for $50, to win an original watercolor donated by internationally known artist Marilyn Foley. F.P. Wortley Jewelry has donated a beautiful piece of jewelry as a door prize.

A special addition to the 2009 Antiques Show will be "walk-through" previews at 9:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, hosted by Amanda Everard, former vice president in Sotheby's New York English furniture department. Reservations for her discussions of authenticity, origin, uniqueness, and background of antique furniture are limited to 10 each day. Mail checks for $8 for a "walk-through" place to Skidaway Island Antiques Show and Sale, 3 West Ridge Road, Savannah, GA 31411.

Since its inception in 1999, the net proceeds of the Antiques Show totaling over $500,000 have been donated to charities serving Savannah's children.

"Now more than ever, we must concern ourselves with the children at risk in Savannah," said Debbie Giordan, Antiques Show chairman. "They are one of the populations most affected by this recession. St. Peter's Outreach will continue to do their best to help relieve homelessness, advocate for abused and neglected children, and decrease the effects of domestic violence."

The following non-profit agencies will be the 2009 Show recipients: CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate; Hope House, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Coastal Georgia, Park Place Outreach, and SAFE Shelter.

For information call (912)598-7242 or visit www.stpeterssavannah.org.

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