MOORESTOWN — Antiques are in the eye of the beholder and no one knows that more than Moorestown Antique Show veteran dealer Irene Shelton.
“It started as a hobby for me and it became a lot more,” said Moorestown resident Shelton, who only deals in fine antiques. “I only look for shows where the other dealers are displaying fine antiques, not just everyday items.
“That’s why I’ve been going to the Moorestown show for at least 15 years. I only go to fine antiques shows such as Yardley (Pa.), down the shore, Oxford, Md., and here in Moorestown.”
The 39th Annual Antique Show to benefit the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties again will be a three-day event from Friday through Sunday at the Moorestown Upper Elementary School on Borton Landing Road.
The show, under the auspices of the Y Service Club of Moorestown and Mount Laurel YMCA, will host dealers from the tri-state area and beyond featuring jewelry, china, glassware, silver, furniture and much more.
“It’s a longstanding event with a great tradition and that’s why dealers come back year after year,” said Jen Segelken, the YMCA director of development.
“This will be the second year in a row we’ve added a third day. It was a great success last year.”
Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, a cause-driven, nonprofit charitable organization, which provides program support and financial assistance to thousands of local youth and families who need the YMCA most.
“It’s not quite as big a fundraiser as our golf tournament,” added Segelken, “but it is very significant.”