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September 17, 2014
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Bethany plans art and antique auction


BETHANY, PA — The Bethany Collective, which was formed to support the beautification and preservation of the historic Bethany community, is seeking donations of art and antiques for a fundraising auction to be held on Saturday, September 20 in the bandshell on the Bethany green.

“We’re looking for art work, gift certificates, antiques, and collectibles,” said Chris Peroni, organizer of the event. “People can either donate or offer items on consignment.”

“We already have several beautiful paintings, including a selection from the late local artist Howard Becker, stunning Dorflinger glass, old toys, quilts, including one handmade specifically for our auction, colorful oil lamps, fine furniture pieces, decorative items, modern ceramic sculpture and art, gift certificates for bed and breakfasts, and unique services like a manuscript critique, plus a collection of antique plates and glass from the estate of Caroline Clark Myers, co-founder of Highlights for Children magazine,” said Peroni.

“Our primary goal this year is to raise money for the restoration of the bandshell,” Peroni said. “Some of the proceeds will also go to the library, the historical society, and the beautification of the park.”

The event will be held rain or shine on September 20. Buyers will be able to preview items to be auctioned at 10 a.m., and auctioneer Sue Kinzinger will start promptly at 11 a.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, to donate or offer items for consignment, contact Peroni at 570/251-4346 or Janet Heinly at 570/253-5573 to arrange a drop-off or pick-up of donations or consignments.

Find a listing of more items and pictures at www.facebook.com/bethanycommunitypa.