Georgia’s Skidaway Island Antiques Show and Sale benefits charities

Visit the elegance of by-gone days at the 11th annual Skidaway Island Antiques Show & Sale hosted by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church March 6-8, 2009. Seventeen nationally known dealers from around the country will exhibit their collections in room settings. Included will be Asian, English and American furniture and accessories; nautical antiques; jewelry; linens; oriental rugs; silver; garden accessories; antique clocks, and much more. Delectable desserts and lunches, featuring a different menu each day, will be served in the garden tent. Guests may enjoy appraisals of their own antiques and free lectures. A gala champagne preview party will be held on the evening of March 5.

The show is held in the spacious Parish Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road, Savannah, in the Village on Skidaway Island. Show hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7. On Sunday, March 8, show hours are from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $8, cash or check, and provide admission to the show for all three days.

Since its inception in 1999, the net proceeds of the antiques show totaling over $500,000 have been donated to charities serving Savannah’s children. The following non-profit agencies will be the 2009 show recipients:

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children who are under the jurisdiction of the Chatham County Juvenile Court. Funds are used to assist in training volunteers to ultimately serve more children.

HOPE HOUSE is a supportive family home for unwed mothers with children. This agency offers intervention, communication, and life skills training in a compassionate and nurturing environment.

PARK PLACE OUTREACH provides emergency shelter to at-risk youth. Programs seek to reunite families and to teach the youth to function within the community.

SAFE SHELTER strives to reduce domestic violence in Chatham County by providing temporary shelter, meals, counseling and other services to victims and their children.

THE INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK works to alleviate family homelessness in Savannah and Coastal Georgia. In partnership with the local religious community, IHN provides emergency shelter, meals and comprehensive services to families and their children.

For more information call 912-598-7242 or visit www.stpeterssavannah.org.

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