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Second Annual Antique Extravaganza Coming Sept. 12

No one really knew what to expect when Carillon hosted its inaugural Antique Road Extravaganza events in September 2014. The fundraisers were styled after the popular PBS show “Antique Roadshow,” and just like the stories that emerged on the show, several Carillon guests experienced the thrill of learning their family heirloom was a true treasure rather than trash.

The second annual event will be held at each of Carillon’s 19 statewide communities on Saturday, September  12.

Participants learn both the story and value of their heirlooms and collectibles, while donating money to a worthwhile cause.  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 helped raise more than $1,500 for Hometown Heroes, a Union County charity devoted to helping sick and injured children and their families. Carillon’s other assisted living communities raised thousands 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 on June 16, 2015

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