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Long Lake Annual Antiques Show celebrates 25 years

LONG LAKE - The Long Lake Antiques Show will return to town July 7 -9 to celebrate its 25th year bringing unique treasures to the citizens of Long Lake. This year's show will be hosted at the Long Lake town hall, located at 1248 Main Street, Route 30 and will run from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday.

For the price of $1, visitors will be exposed to antiques ranging from period furniture, country "smalls," silver, glass, china, mission furniture, rustic accessories, prints, paintings, postcards and collectibles.

Antiques vendors will be donating a few select items for a special raffle, which will be drawn Friday at noon. Show goers can also buy a raffle ticket to benefit the Long Lake Fire Department Building Fund, which is also celebrating an anniversary of 75 years.

"Our goal is to celebrate the antique lovers in our area as well as do our best to attract people to Long Lake," said tourism director Alexandra Roalsvig.

Thursday, July 8 from noon until 2 p.m., Ted Comstock, independent appraiser and consultant from Saranac Lake, will donate his services to provide verbal appraisals at the show. Comstock specializes in camp furnishings, old photographs, books, prints, paintings and sporting equipment. A former curator at the Adirondack Museum, he is widely versed in the region's history as well as antiques of all kinds. The cost for each appraisal is $5 per item or three items for $12. One hundred percent of the appraisal proceeds will benefit the Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Long Lake Library.

On Saturday, July 10 Long Lake will be hosting its first Antique Wooden Boat Show at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Long Lake waterfront. Wooden boats including Chris-Craft, Gar Wood, Hacker Craft and original handcrafted Adirondack guideboats will be on site. A boat parade is slated for 4 p.m. and everyone is invited to a cocktail reception at the Adirondack Hotel at 5p .m.

For more information on these events, contact the Long Lake tourism department at 624-3077.

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