The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


July 16, 2012

3,500 crowd Antiques on the Avenue

SELINSGROVE — Scouring the wares offered by 40 vendors at Sunday’s Antiques on the Avenue, Judy A. Zimmerman found some vintage items for the Victorian home she recently bought in Mifflinburg.

“It’s a nice place to see people, and I found the doorknob I needed,” Zimmerman said, showing off her purchases as she and a friend continued to shop.

About 3,500 shoppers like Zimmerman came out to the 23rd annual event with wallets in hand looking for antiques and collectibles.

Event volunteers Jack and Carol Felix met people from all over, including Altoona, Hanover, Lock Haven and Punxsutawney.

“This is a buying crowd. I’m seeing bags going out,” organizer and vendor Jane Hawn said.

She brought in six new vendors this year and received numerous responses to advertisements from people throughout Pennsylvania and even Delaware.

“People get excited about shows and realize that antiques are an investment,” Hawn said.

Rachel Hummel, of Selinsgrove, and a friend, Elizabeth Still, of Halifax, browsed the many items on display with the future and investment in mind.

“I love antiques, but since I live with my parents, I’ll wait until I’m older to buy,” Still said.

The event, known as Antiques on the Isle, had to be relocated from the Isle of Que along the Susquehanna River to University Avenue between Broad and West Pine streets in Selinsgrove due to bridge construction.

It’s the second time the event was moved off the Isle since a few years ago when road and sewer work caused it to be relocated.


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