Antiques and Fine Arts Auction to Benefit Community Missions
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Community Missions will have its Annual Antiques and Fine Arts Auction on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, N.Y., 100 Church Street, Youngstown. Viewing of auction items will start at 12:15 p.m. and the auction will start at 1 p.m. There will be a sampling of "heavy hors d'oeuvres" before the auction. Admission is $10 per person or $15 per couple. The Auction will benefit the Crisis Services Program and Mark's Place (HIV/AIDS residence) at Community Missions.
More than 200 items will be auctioned. Auction items include military memorabilia including a World War II uniform and a WWI helmet; antique furniture including a Stickley Child's Rocker; Native American items; Antique Samplers; paintings; art glass; dolls; mirrors; sports memorabilia; and hundreds of other items.
The auction will also include two original pages in Latin from the 1497 Nuremberg-printed Bible by Anton Koberger, printer of the Nuremberg Chronicle.
In addition to the auction, there will be Flea Market. A special part of the flea market will be a purse table with over 200 designer purses being sold for $5 each. Brand names include Coach, Liz Claiborne, Gucci, Guess, Louis Vuitton, etc. There will be six tables of flea items with prices ranging from $2 to $5. A jewelry table will feature antiques as well as contemporary pieces.
Community Missions provides social services to thousands of disadvantaged people in Niagara County. Each year, over 75,000 meals are provided in its soup kitchen; about 700 people including children are sheltered in its homeless shelter. The Mission also provides shelter and care to at-risk youth and provides residential, rehabilitative, vocational, and socialization services to more than 1,000 individuals with mental illness.
By The Numbers...
In 2016, Community Missions provided:
• 11,104 nights of shelter
• 89,366 meals
• 6,744 individuals with clothing
• 2,295 care days in Youth Services
• 46,888 care days in Recovery Services
• 73,994 care days in Housing Services
• 182 opportunities for Faith Development