How valuable are your treasures? Find out at Swing into Spring April 28 at Golf Mill
December 1, 2016 — Do you have a vintage Italian ceramic soup tureen handed down from your favorite aunt that no one in the family appreciates except you? Or perhaps it's a Tiffany teapot lamp? Maybe it's a jade figurine that's been in the family since grandpa came home from the war. If you've ever looked at treasured items such at these around your house and wondered if they were worth more than just their sentimental value, now is your chance to find out.
Paxem, Inc. will bring On the Road: How Valuable Are Your Valuables Show to Maine Township's Swing into Spring senior expo on Friday, April 28, at Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles. If you would like to find out what your treasures are worth, you may bring one item for valuation between 10:15 and noon. Please call 847-297-2510, ext. 252, to reserve your spot. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. According to Jennifer Prell, who operates Paxem, neither Maine Township MaineStreamers nor Paxem, Inc. are liable for any damages, theft, loss or disappointment. "All items are priced “fair market value” for resale purposes only and not as official appraisals," she added.
The 11th annual senior expo which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is expected to be another for the record books An estimated 1,900 people visited the event in 2016 during its five-hour run. Designed to link seniors who need services with vendors who provide them, the Swing into Spring senior expo has grown in attendance for four straight years and is expected to continue the trend in 2017.
Kicking off the fun, the popular Early Bird Bingo from 9 to 10 a.m. will be hosted and sponsored by Maine Township Supervisor Carol A. Teschky. There is no charge to participate in the bingo or to attend the Expo. The wide variety of exhibitors including state and regional agencies provide product demonstrations, raffles, giveaways, and contests as part of the regular activities. Mark Schultz will do free caricatures from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. John Trucali performs from 1 to 2 p.m.
Known as The Man of Many Voices, Trucali has been named by reviewers as "The Italian Tom Jones." Other vocal impressions mixed with comedy in Trucali's shows include Elvis; Neil Diamond; The Rat Pack—Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.; Ray Charles, Andrea Bocelli; Nat King Cole; Stevie Wonder; Barry White; Frankie Valli and Joe Cocker. His impressions include Marlon Brando as The Godfather, Jackie Mason, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton, Rodney Dangerfield, and Sylvester Stallone.
"We are again very pleased that our MaineStreamers senior expo continues to be so popular and grow steadily," said Teschky. "About 10 years ago, we would see maybe 1000 visitors, and then more recently the crowd is rapidly approaching the 2,000 mark."
"Central to this event are all the vendors from local, regional and state agencies along with a range of commercial companies," she added. We expect to expand the variety of vendors in 2017 to help better serve the interests of our residents who attend."
This signature event is sponsored by Maine Township, Advocate Lutheran Hospital, The Journal & Topics Newspapers, Chicagoland Senior News, Paxem, and Suburban Resource Guide for Seniors. Other sponsors will be announced later.
Potential exhibitors and sponsors are invited to contact the Expo Sales Office at 847-720-4495 or visit www.mainetownship.com/seniorexpo.