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Annual Antiques Market provides financial boost for Port Elgin and area economy, local charity

Left to right, Carter sisters Madeline, Marlise and Maize were on hand to provide entertainment during 2016’s fifth annual Timber River Farm and Friends Antique Market in Timber River, N.B. The annual market attracts vendors and buyers from throughout the Maritimes and beyond, with the canteen operated each year by Port Elgin’s Pedvac to raise funds for their community outreach programs.
Left to right, Carter sisters Madeline, Marlise and Maize were on hand to provide entertainment during 2016’s fifth annual Timber River Farm and Friends Antique Market in Timber River, N.B. The annual market attracts vendors and buyers from throughout the Maritimes and beyond, with the canteen operated each year by Port Elgin’s Pedvac to raise funds for their community outreach programs. - Scott Doherty

Funds from canteen sales will help support Pedvac community outreach programs

TIMBER RIVER, N.B. – The Port Elgin area will be bustling with activity this weekend as the Timber River Farms and Friends’ seventh annual Antiques Market is set to once again welcome hundreds of antique and collectible enthusiasts to the region.

The event will be held this Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the grounds of Timber River Farm Antiques, on Route 16 about two kilometres east of Port Elgin.

Owner and operator of the Timber River Farm Antiques Cathy Consentino, who has lived in the area for more than 20 years, said this year’s market will feature 23 vendors, offering a wide range of merchandise.

“There’s going to be some museum quality Canadiana and some very affordable things for beginning collectors. There will be textiles, country furniture, toys, advertising, really something I think for everyone.”

Having welcomed as many as 1,000 visitors in previous years, Consentino said the annual event provides a definite boost to the region’s economy with many people travelling to the area from away and staying in local bed and breakfasts, hotels, as well as frequenting local businesses and eating establishments.

As in previous year, the event will provide a major financial boost to the Port Elgin District Voluntary Action Council (Pedvac), as they will once again be operating a canteen during the sale, offering up a wide variety of beverages, meals and desserts. Oysters, donated by the Little Shemogue Oyster Company, will also be on the menu.

Pedvac executive director Val MacDermid noted the importance of the event, with all proceeds going to support its many programs and services.

“The canteen at the Timber River Antique Market provides much-needed revenue for Pedvac,” she said. “It also brings vendors and buyers to the area, which helps the local economy.”

Consentino said the Carter sisters will once again be on hand to provide musical entertainment and the Port Elgin fire department is even pitching in, lending tables for vendors travelling from away.

“So it’s nice that it’s a whole community event.”

For more on the seventh annual Antiques Market, phone 506-538-7400 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/245788132885610/.

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