Attendance grows for Antiques Show
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.