REEDSVILLE - Nationally-known antiques appraiser Dr. Lori will return to Mifflin County in April to do more free appraisals of items brought in by area residents.
This year she will conduct two shows, doubling the number of free appraisals from last year, at The Sentinel's second annual Juniata Valley Home and Garden Show on April 13 at the Mifflin County Youth Park building in Reedsville.
The Home and Garden Show will open at noon on April 12 and will feature additional special presentations and chances to win prizes, along with some 50 home and garden exhibitors and food vendors
Admission will be $2 (children under 16, free) and parking will be free at the show, which will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on April 12 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 13.
The first 200 people through the door on April 12 may sign up to win a two-night lodging, golf and dinner package at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, valued at more than $500. Stop at The Sentinel table to register.
Several presentations and special guests are scheduled for the show.
"Drying Herbs and Growing Garlic" will be the topic of a presentation by Tony Hatfield-Nicholson, of Juniata Stinking Rose, at 1:30 p.m. on April 12.
At 5:30 p.m. on April 12, Ike the Spike, the mascot of the State College Spikes baseball team, will visit the show.
Also on April 12, Penn State Master Gardener Diane Ruth will present "Winter Sown Seeds," at 6:30 p.m.
The next day, Dr. Lori will conduct her free appraisal comedy show twice -the morning show will begin at 10, and the afternoon show at 2. Each show will last about two hours. Dr. Lori's column about antiques can be read in the Living section of The Sentinel on Saturdays, and she appears regularly on the Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings."
While there is a second show this year and more opportunities for free appraisals, the number of appraisals that can be done during a show is limited. Anyone interested in participating should get a certificate with an assigned seat number at the entrance of the Home and Garden Show, beginning at 8:30 a.m April 13. Certificates for both the morning and afternoon shows will be available at that time. Each person age 18 or older may bring one item to be appraised. Also, Dr. Lori will remain after her program to do paid appraisals at $25 per item.
Vendors interested in more information should call 248-6741, ext. 128 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.