8:30 a.m., Sept. 30)
First St. Joseph Manor antique fair deemed a success
Joseph Manor's first-ever antique fair in support of the
Alzheimers Society of Ottawa was a huge success on Saturday.
So much so that the co-organizers plan to make it an annual
already talking about making it bigger and better next
year and the years to come," said St. Joseph Manor
marketing director Diane Charlebois.
professional antique appraisers we're on hand to value
the various family heirlooms that were brought in, including
Ross Wilson who is the former curator of military dress
and insignia at the Canadian War Museum.
was a little disappointed in terms of the number of military
items that were brought in, but this is the first year
for this event. I'm sure we'll see a lot more items next
year," said Wilson.
the modest attendance the event raised well over $1,000
for the Alzheimers Society of Ottawa, thanks in large
part to the many items that were donated by local businesses.
has been so generous. Gabriel Pizza came through with
a bunch of pizzas. The Orleans Fruit Farm donated apples.
We received a lot of gift baskets which we were able to
raffle off. In terms of the money we raised I coulnd't
be happier. It's been wonderful," said Charlebois.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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