Special Events 2005

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Event Date Time Location Address
"Show and Tell" Program March 9, 2005 730: - 9:30 p.m. Ward Community Center 235 E. Salem St.
Clayton, OH
"Antiques Appraisal Night" May 19, 2005 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Grace Brethren Village Community Rom 1010 Taywood Rd., Englewood, OH
"History Displays" August 13-14, 2005 Fine Arts Festival Centennial Park Union Rd., Englewood, OH
"Halloween Program" October 12, 2005 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Ward Community Center 235 E. Salem St.
Clayton, OH

Bicentennial Time Capsule Is Sealed - April 13 2005

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Appraisal Night is a Huge Success

FINAL REPORT - APPRAISAL NIGHT IV
"TRINKET or TREASURE?"


"It was a dark and stormy night...." but this did not keep about 150
people from showing up for the society's fourth antiques appraisal night
held on May 19, 2005. The support of the staff at Grace Brethren
Village, who kindly provided free use of their community room and helped
with advertising expenses and refreshments, is gratefully acknowledged.
Their assistance helped make this event very successful.

Attendees must have been saving up items for this program (not offered
last year due to the hectic schedule of bicentennial activities) because
the largest crowd ever came to Grace Brethren Village Community Room
wanting to have items appraised by our very knowledgeable local
auctioneer, Jeff Miller, and Bill Mooney his auction associate.

Reports were that some guests started arriving shortly after 5:00 p.m.
even though registration of antiques was not scheduled to begin until
6:30 p.m. Grace Brethren had offered tours of their facility beginning
at 5:00 and a local youth group was selling hot dogs and sodas so the
early birds found things to do. When society members arrived at 6:15
p.m. they found a long line of people and they began registering items
immediately. Our two appraisers began the program at 7:15 p.m.
(fifteen minutes early in order to handle the large numbers of items
being brought in) while those at the desk continued to process persons
bringing items for appraisal. The last person was registered about 7:45
p.m.

All in all, 91 persons brought a total of 247 items to be appraised.
Attendees remained remarkably patient as the appraisers picked up each
item, identified it and estimated its value on the local market. The
appraisers did an excellent job but would have liked to have had more
time to spend on each item. The program lasted until about 10:30 p.m.
with two rings operating from about 10:00 on. Clearly, we almost were
too successful with this program!

The types of antiques appraised ran the gamut from children's toys and
dolls to fancy china, furniture and oil paintings. Everyone learned a
lot about what makes an item collectible and valuable. Most attendees
were local residents but some came from as far away as Troy, Piqua, New
Lebanon, Enon and Centerville. Receipts after expenses were $491.00 so
the event proved to be a very good money maker for the society - plus a
good time was had by all.

KUDOS to the following members who worked to make this event a
success: Caroline Bergman, Loren Butterbaugh, JoeAnne Connors, Sue
Cummings, Kay Dawson, Paul Dewey, Bob Hine, Glynn Marsh and Karl
Schroeder.

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RTHS At The Englewood Fine Arts Festival - August 13 - 14, 2005

In spite of 95 degree temperatires on Saturday and a
few brief rain showers on Sunday, the RTHS history tent was visited and
enjoyed by scores of festival attendees. Board member Loren Butterbaugh
took many photos during both days - a few are shown below. Thanks to
all those members who helped with set-up and hosting.

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