Plans are well underway for the 2017, 28th Annual Antique Fair by members of Quota International of Papakura.
The award-winning fair has been described as one of the best by antiques dealers and is now the longest running Antiquse Fair in New Zealand.
The Antiques Fair will be held in the Drury School Hall on Youngs Crescent, Drury on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July.
A special opening night will be held on Friday 7 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are available for $20 at the door and include refreshments.
This is a great opportunity to meet for a night out with friends, as well as getting in early to view the wonderful range of furniture, china, crystal, silverware, jewellery, curios and collectables on display.
Weekend admission is $6 and renowned dealer Yvonne Saunders will be available for valuations only on Sunday from 10.30am until 2pm for $5 per item, with a maximum of three items.
During the weekend, the Fair hours are from 10am until 4pm. There will also be a cafe providing delicious food from Quota members that will be operating throughout this time.
All funds raised from the fair go to the local community. This year it will support the Middlemore Foundation and Kidz First Children’s Hospital Emergency Department Short Stay Unit.
Papakura Quota members will also help provide new portable fencing for the Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association Play Truck. The Play Truck provides informal early childhood playgroup activities at schools, community venues and events in the Counties Manukau area.
Quotarians are volunteers-in-action, creating sound beginnings in their communities around the world. The Antiques Fair is a major annual event in the fundraising efforts of the Papakura Club. More than $260,000 has been donated to the community since the Fairs began in 1990.
Come along for the experience, the food—and you just might find the very thing you have been looking for!
For more information about the Antiques Fair or Quota International contact Denise 09 297 7194 or Kath 09 298 3854 or the website www.quotanz.org
Caption: A range of antiques will be on display, with internationally renowned dealer Yvonne Saunders valuing some items.