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St. Monica Antique Show Celebrates 48 Years

Adding to its tradition of chili, quilt raffles and antiques, the show is adding a Valentine's Day Brunch on Sunday morning.

The 48th annual St. Monica Antique Show combines old and new ideas for Valentine’s Day this year.

The show, set for Saturday, and Sunday at St. Monica Parish, features knowledgeable antique dealers and numerous items that could make excellent Valentine’s gifts. Among the dealers are several who specialize in various types of antique jewelry.  

The raffle of a handmade quilt, sewn by volunteers, is one of the show’s longstanding traditions.  Each year the quilt is different, with the pattern being selected by the quilting team. This year's quilt is a pattern called Windmill. 

The show’s traditions also include homemade chili, chicken soup, baked goods 

New this year is a Valentine’s Brunch at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, which will include a continental brunch plate and specialty drink. Cost of the brunch is $15, which includes admission to the show.

"This show is unique because it relies totally on the efforts of volunteers," says Ceil Bradford, who is leading the volunteer teams this year. "Volunteers help set up the booths and displays, make chili and baked goods for the tea room, sell admission tickets, serve food, sew the quilt for the raffle and work all weekend to make this one of the best shows around. It's really a community effort." 

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. For more information on the show, go to www.st-monica.org.

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