Carillon’s 2016 Antique Road Extravaganza A Successful Find for Attendees
Carillon held its third Annual Antique Road Extravaganza fundraiser September 10 and 17 with North Carolina families bringing their prized heirlooms and collectibles to learn both the story and value of their treasurers.
Over 700 families purchased tickets and brought their prized their antiques and heirlooms to one of Carillon’s 20 locations to meet Carillon’s professional appraisers and learn the history and value of their items. All ticket sales raised more than $8,000 dollars for charities serving the needs of communities throughout North Carolina.
Guests brought items from all over the world with more unusual items including art pieces, a sewing machine, typewriter, an oar, dolls, jewelry, vases and a fiddle. Many guests left Carillon smiling excited to know their item had a special story or was more valuable than they had thought.
At Carillon of Hillsborough, one of the most interesting items brought in by a guest was a clutch purse. Carillon’s appraiser, John Lambert with Mebane Auction, was able to identify specific markings and placing the origin of the bag from France. Made of 18 karat gold, the clutch purse was appraised between $5,000 to $8,000. The surprised and proud owner of the gold French clutch was personally escorted to her car at the conclusion of her appraisal.
At Carillon of Knightdale, the daughter of a Carillon resident, Lucille Shipe, brought in her mother’s rocking chair and received an appraisal of over $800 from appraiser Jeani Shankle. The rocking chair was the one her mother would sit in to rock Lucille to sleep and is the same chair in which she now rocks her own children to sleep.
At Carillon in Southport, Christy Judah, Chief and President of the Board of Directors for Brunswick Search and Rescue shared how much she appreciated Carillon’s support and donations. “Thank you to all the kind folks at Carillon for the fundraising donation to our group through the Antique Road Extravaganza. Ms. June King and her staff did a top notch job preparing the facility. Thank you for choosing our organization as the recipient!”
Carillon’s charity partners for each community were actively involved in promoting the event and many personally attended the Road Extravaganza to watch the appraisals and thank appraisal ticket holders for supporting their charity or community organization. Charities included the Brunswick Search & Rescue in Salisbury, Orange County Historical Museum in Hillsborough, Rotary Club of Raleigh Midtown, The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, Keep Durham Beautiful in Durham, Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton and many others.
For more information on the event, additional stories, event photos and a complete list of charity partners visit CarillonAssistedLiving.com and search for “Annual Antique Road Extravaganza” or find and follow Carillon on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest!
on September 19, 2016