Treasures wanted: Auction set to benefit refugee family coming to Shelburne

Published on January 12, 2016

Auctioneer Danny Holmes, assisted here by Colin Walsh, will auction items off on Feb. 20 at the Shelburne Lions Hall to benefit the Shelburne Area Refugees Sponsorship committee that is working to bring a Syrian family to Shelburne.

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SHELBURNE - Do you have an antique chair, a silver tea service or an old lamp that you no longer have use for?

Perhaps a ship model or other family treasure you’ve always meant to dust off and clean up but never got around to it?

Shelburne Area Refugees Sponsorship committee (SHARES) is looking for those treasures. The group, which is working to bring a Syrian family to Shelburne, is holding the Family Treasures Auction on Feb. 20 at the Shelburne Lions Club as a fundraiser.

 “I’m a pack rat and I’ve had things around the house for years that I’m not using effectively. I think this is a good cause to donate one or two of my treasures to,” said auctioneer Danny Holmes.

The auction will begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 and there will be door prizes throughout the morning.

This is one in a series of fundraisers that SHARES has been sponsoring over the past few months including, most recently, a well-attended musical evening by Bob Vacon and friends and a bake sale.

Currently, SHARES is awaiting a new list of refugees who are ready to immigrate and will apply for a family on that list. The family could arrive within a couple of months after application is made.

Want to help?

Donations may be made prior to the auction by calling Danny Holmes at 875-4197. Arrangements may be made for pick-up if necessary. Items will be stored at Clark and Elizabeth Acker’s on Mowatt Street.