Mental Health America Presents “Treasures of the Past” – Antique and Collectibles Show set for March 7, 2015

Mental-Health-Porter-County-Treasures-of-the-Past-2015On Saturday, March 7 from 9-4 and Sunday, March 8 from 10 -4 the Porter County Expo Center will be transformed into a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. Admission is $4 (12 and under free), “Over 60 dealers with unsurpassed quality, there is something for every age, taste and pocketbook make this a must attend,” says Hodson.

Items include vintage pottery—McCoy, Hull, Stangl, Hall, Vintage Jewelry–Marvella, Monet, Sarah Coventry, Trifari, Kramer, coins, lighting, lines, toys, primitive country, advertisements and much more. Demonstrators and services include: crystal and porcelain repair, re-purposing jewelry and cleaning, canning and vintage quilting, coin identification.

Appraiser, Martin Papke of Kathy’s Antiques will be on site the weekend. 1 free appraisal with each full admission.

“We advocate for the right to appropriate, quality and affordable treatment to maintain mental wellness and to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental illness and addictions through education, resource and support services. In 2014 over 3000 gifts made the holidays brighter for 599 persons through giftLIFT program. Emergency assistance provided $17,500 aid, giving 250 individuals—ages 5-85 years old—the ability to remain compliant with treatment. Funds will be used to sustain these and other critical services and meet the changing needs of our community,” states Mary Hodson, executive director.