Antiques Fair in Chapel Hill

antiquesThe American Legion is hosting an Antiques Fair at the Legion Post Home this weekend on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29. Event hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Parking is free, but adults are asked to donate $5 to the American Legion Post.  The Post is located at 1714 Legion Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Post members and their family are invited to a special pre-showing of the Antiques Fair on Thursday in the afternoon.  Members and Ladies Auxiliary are also urged to contact Pete Jaeger to volunteer their services to prepare for and run the event.  Call Pete at: 919-929-1416

The antiques fair is both a post fundraiser and awareness project to increase the visibility of American Legionnaires and veterans of Chapel Hill.

Antique dealers from near and far will present a wide variety of period as well as primitive furniture.  Objects of glass, jewelry, linens, signs, bottles, household items, tools, and furniture will be there.  “This is not a yard sale or flea market,” said Pete Jaeger, Post 1st Vice Commander. “Every item on display will be original pre-1964.  No reproductions.”

The project was started by Pete Jaeger, the Legion’s 1st Vice Commander. “I do not know where to begin, except that this venture was born out of my (and my wife’s) personal interest in collecting antiques and my association with the American Legion.  I know that we need to raise funds to be able to continue the goodwill toward our veterans and the other community services we support.  I was amazed at the number of community functions that American Legion veterans are involved; the hospital, the Boy Scouts, area schools, community events, memorial services, and Memorial Day Weekend at the Legion.”

“We, The American Legion Post in Chapel Hill, are blessed with having a wonderful property–all 35+ acres of it.  Our post site is now 60+ years old.  We were originally “Up On” Rosemary Street in a log cabin in the center of Chapel Hill.  Our leadership had the foresight to move the post location to the present Legion Road address, when the town became larger and businesses were expanding.  We currently have the expected problems which are shared somewhat nationally by VFW and Legion Posts in that are numbers are shrinking, but not the numbers of people and organizations we support however!  We are looking for more like-minded veterans who want to help us make a difference in Chapel Hill.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email