At­ten­dance grows for An­tiques Show

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Carol Haller pres­i­dent spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion

The North Hat­ley An­tique Show is the long­est-run­ning an­tique show in Canada. It was started more than 50 years ago by Emily LeBaron, with the help of Mau­rice Bowen, a lo­cal an­tique dealer sit­u­ated on River Street. Over the years, other mem­bers of the community joined in, namely Ann Beaulieu and Dean Mulavey. The event was later or­ga­nized by Fes­ti­val Lake Mas­saw­ippi, which was headed by Sam Pol­lock and his ded­i­cated crew of vol­un­teers. Cur­rently, North Hat­ley Recre­ation So­ci­ety (NHRS) op­er­ates the show as an an­nual fundraiser. This year's show was a huge suc­cess, with at­ten­dance top­ping 300 peo­ple. Part of the in­creased at­ten­dance was due to ex­pand­ing our ad­ver­tis­ing to ar­eas in­clud- ing Montreal and Ver­mont. Prof­its will go to­ward the pur­chase of new Op­ti­mist sail­boats, which will help ex­pand the NHRS's rac- ing pro­gram. A three-day an­tique show takes a great deal of ad­vance plan­ning and vol­un­teer par­tic­i­pa­tion from community mem­bers. We are proud of our ef­forts and will strive to con­tinue to show­case the best va­ri­ety of an­tiques in the years ahead.

One of the high­light of last week­end An­tiques show in North Hat­ley was surely the booth of the Musée du Phono­graphe. Montreal born Napier, af­ter all the record as we know it was in­vented by Ber­liner in Montreal, was ev­ery­where with all sort of phono­graphs and mu­sic ma­chine. Plus an Elvis Pres­ley 78’s that the Stanstead Jour­nal could not re­sist to han­dle. Due to the weather, the show was a huge suc­cess.

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