Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Children's Causes Benefit from Show

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Children's Causes Benefit from Show

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Hot pink signs posted at area businesses help generate interest in the Service Club of Manatee County's Antiques and Collectibles Show and, in turn, help charitable children's causes.Presented for the 47th year, the show provides a chance to see the wares of more than 50 nationwide vendors and to take advantage of crystal repair and antique appraisals by Kennedy Bros. of Tampa. On-site jewelry repair is new this year."I repair it all, gold and silver and costume jewelry," said Franklin Wannemacher, who has repaired fine jewelry since 1970.In finding all the dealers, the Service Club members feel a strong sense of responsibility to community."Our show is popular," club President Vicki Zulanas said. "We've got a lot of good things."The organization, which formed 1927, was dedicated from the beginning to helping children. The money raised from their only annual fundraiser goes directly to children's organizations throughout Manatee County.The Service Club raised $98,000 last year, they are clear about the criteria for funding local non-profit children's agencies and programs."It has to benefit children directly," Sandy Krull, show chairwoman, said.The annual show fills the club's treasury.Several vendors return every year to the successful and popular show, including Amy Oakley of Crystal Repair, who first attended with her parents years ago. The Service Club show has historically been a good show for their business."We're second- generation," Oakley said.Explaining the crystal and glass repair process, she said pieces will be transported to their store in North Carolina from the show. The repair fee starts at $16.Using traditional methods, Oakley said, restoration is the goal, but any chip deeper than one-eighth of an inch will be repaired."Bowls, vases, anything glass or crystal we can work on," Oakley said. "There is usually something we can do with it. …

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