Sports artifacts to be appraised

LAKE PLACID - Do you collect sports memorabilia? Want to find out what they might be worth? Want to see and learn about what others have dragged out of their attics?

If so, attend the Wild and Wacky World of Sports Artifacts, an afternoon with Leila Dunbar, sports artifacts appraiser from the PBS hit Antique Appraisal series, who will be coming to the High Peaks Resort on Saturday, Feb. 20 starting at 1 p.m.

Leila will give a lively presentation on Olympic and Sports Heroes and will be available to appraise your artifacts. Tickets are $20 for the presentation. A $30 ticket includes the presentation and appraisal of one item by Ms. Dunbar. Appraisals are limited; only 100 appraisal tickets will be sold. The afternoon will also include a concession stand, a display from the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Museum and a visit from Roni the Raccoon, the mascot of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

The event is being presented by the Lake Placid/Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition, Olympic Regional Development Authority and the High Peaks Resort. The proceeds will be used to benefit the Wilmington Youth Center, which provides a wide variety of after-school activities for area kids including a state-of-the art bike park.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling the Town of Wilmington at 946-7174 or emailing meparker78@yahoo.com. Tickets may also be purchased locally at The Bookstore Plus, the Lake Placid Christmas Company, Ampersound Music, the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, or Cabin Fever Floral & Gifts.

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