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Antique Extravaganza Raises Funds for Sick Union County Kids

Carillon Assisted Living at Indian Trail in Monroe raised $1,500 for sick and injured children through an event styled after the popular PBS show “Antique Roadshow.” The Monroe event was one of 19 antique appraisal fairs held at Carillon Assisted Living communities statewide in early September.

Carillon’s Antique Road Extravaganza events gave participants a chance to learn both the story and value of their treasured heirlooms and collectibles.  Antique experts, auctioneers and dealers were brought in to do verbal assessments and evaluations on everything from period furnishings, art, porcelain, silver, glass and more.

At the Monroe event, Charlotte area antique expert, Randall Duckworth, offered spirited appraisals that got to the heart of what people love about antiques.

“Everyone seems to have that one item that makes them wonder: what is this worth?” said Duckworth. “Whether it’s worth a lot of money or not, every antique has a story and every treasured piece is valuable to the person who owns it, and that is what makes these kinds of events so much fun.”

Proceeds from the sale of $25 tickets benefited Hometown Heroes, a Union County charity devoted to helping sick and injured children and their families. Hometown Heroes has provided more than $1 million in family assistance since 2004, funds that help struggling families pay for a sick child’s medical bills, household expenses, and other needs that help to lighten their load.

Carillon’s other assisted living communities raised funds for a variety of local charities, foundations and community service organizations, including: The Federation of N.C. Historical Societies, Habitat for Humanity, Communities in Schools, the NC Therapeutic Riding Center, and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, to name a few.

These signature fundraising events help Carillon fulfill its mission to be a trusted community partner everywhere that Carillon operates an assisted living and Alzheimer’s care community. As part of that mission, Carillon creates opportunities for seniors to stay connected to the world around them – opportunities that enable older adults to keep growing, learning and making new connections of their own.

Posted in News, Resident and Community Life on August 22, 2014

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