MAHAFFEY – What do Aunt Peggy’s tureen, grandpa’s watch fob, the first edition book you found in the attic and the old wooden tool from under the garage have in common?
They’re all items you can bring to the Mahaffey Center for Active Living to have appraised free. Area residents 50 and older are invited to have their items appraised by local appraiser, Pat Errigo.
On Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., Errigo will preside over the center’s annual Antiques Sideshow, patterned after the popular PBS program Antiques Roadshow, providing information and values about items brought in by the public.
Errigo is a longstanding member of the PA Auctioneers Association, the National Auctioneers Association and the Mid-State Appraisers Association.
Attendees are invited to bring along one or two items to be appraised, but please, nothing larger than can be carried in two hands.
You do not need to bring an item to enjoy the program, as the center will be set up in audience-style seating so all may enjoy listening to appraisals Errigo will perform.
There are no reservations needed for the program. However, those interested in having lunch at the center, prior to the program, are asked to call by Oct. 10, to make a meal reservation.
Any Clearfield County individual 60 years of age or older may contribute to the cost of the meal on a donation basis. The cost to those under age 60 is $3.50.
The center is located at the Mahaffey Fire Hall at 958 Market St., Mahaffey.
Information on this and other programs, meals, and activities is available by calling the Mahaffey Center at 814-277-4544 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA Web site at www.ccaaa.net.
Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation, and local and consumer contributions.