Is it trash or treasure . . . junk or jewelry? Join in the fun and ask a celebrity appraiser at the fourth annual WHATZ IT WORTH? antiques appraisal events. Find out if that yard sale item is valuable or learn more about the history of a family heirloom. Last year, a guest who was wearing spurs once owned by Davy Crockett found out they were worth $2,000. Another guest brought in a painting she got from a free box at a yard sale and found she had a treasure worth $350.
On Saturday, February 14, and Sunday, February 15, Assistance League® of Tucson will be holding two fundraisers that will benefit Operation School Bell® and other Assistance League philanthropic programs.
On February 15, WHATZ IT WORTH? is being held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can bring their family heirlooms, thrift shop treasures or yard sale finds to be appraised by nationally known appraisers, including: James Callahan, Linda Dyer, Colleene Fesko, Virginia Salem, James Supp, Stuart Whitehurst and Sara Wishart. Advance tickets are $35 and Event Day tickets are $40. Each timed ticket admits one person and one item for a verbal appraisal.
On February 14, Dine with the Appraisers will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Tucson Country Club. Spend an evening with your favorite appraisers and enjoy a fabulous meal and interesting conversation. Tickets are $150 per person and include a verbal appraisal for one item. Reservations are required and seating is limited.
Assistance League of Tucson® is an all-volunteer organization comprised of over 400 members who donate more than 45,000 hours annually to their philanthropic programs serving the community. They do not have a paid staff and are a non-political, non-sectarian 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation. 80% of what they raise goes back into the Tucson Community.
The League’s mission is: Volunteers working in the Tucson community to help those in need. Programs include Operation School Bell®, Starting Over Supplies, and Assault Survivor Kits®. Operation School Bell has dressed more than 50,000 children in brand new clothing since 1994.
Auxiliary organizations include Assisteens® and Professional Association of Women’s Services (P.A.W.S.). Assisteens’ main philanthropic program is Assisteens Helping Tucson Teens. The focus of the program is to strengthen middle school art, music and physical education programs through donations of new materials. P.A.W.S. provides volunteer opportunities to women in the workforce. This auxiliary, whose mission is to enrich the spirit of a child, focuses on helping children in crisis.
For more information on the WHATZ IT WORTH? events and appraisers or to buy tickets, visit www.whatzitworth.org or call 520-345-0717. To learn more about the Assistance League of Tucson, go to http://assistanceleaguetucson.org/ or call 520-326-8452.