The annual antique and collectible auction will be preceded by a patron party and public preview.
YOUNGSTOWN -- For the 10th consecutive year, the Junior Group of Goodwill will sponsor a two-day benefit featuring the auction of antiques, jewelry and collectibles.
This year's event has been scheduled to take place Feb. 1 and 2 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave.
Patrons: A patron party will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and will feature hors d'oeuvres, pastries and a cash bar. Completing the evening will be a Junior Group basket raffle, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction of approximately 6,000 pieces of fine jewelry and collectibles. A live auction of new items donated by area businesses will get under way at 8.
Tickets for the event are $18 ($5 tax deductible) and are available until Jan. 29 by calling the Goodwill office, (330) 759-7921, or by sending checks, payable to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the organization, 2747 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44505. They may also be purchased from Junior Group members and trustees. The tickets are good for admission both days.
Public: The public auction is scheduled Feb. 2. A preview of items to be auctioned will begin at 10 a.m., and the sale of collectible jewelry will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The live auction of such items as dolls, toys, depression and carnival glass, instruments, vintage sporting goods and furniture is scheduled to start at 11. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. Admission for this event will be $2 at the door.
Purpose: Proceeds will benefit Goodwill's job training and employment services for people with disabilities in the five-county area.
Serving on the steering committee are Janice JanJanin, Denise Walter-Dobson, Christine Tancer, Michele Higgins, Karen Fusillo, Joanne Zimmer, Roseann Baca, Ann Nicora, Carol Craven, Derrie Wilkes, Elaine Dory, Tina Kinnick, Pam Crowe, Carol Vechiarelli, Sig Warren, Sue Elliott, Audrea Neri, Lori Bodzak, Elizabeth Nohra and Ellen Kosa.